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Tuesday, 11 May 1965

Senator WRIGHT - I wish to ask a question of the Minister representing the Minister for the Navy, or of the Minister representing the Attorney-General. I refer to the comments of the High Court Judge, Sir Victor Windeyer, a few weeks ago when adjudicating upon a claim by a civilian in respect of the "Voyager" disaster, and, after consideration, the allowance of compensation to the dependants. He observed that there was no liability for the injury or death of a serviceman in respect of the actions of another serviceman. I ask the Minister: On what basis is compensation being paid to injured Naval personnel or to their dependants in respect of the disaster?

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