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Thursday, 25 September 1941

Senator FOLL (QUEENSLAND) (Minister for Information) - The Minister for the Army has supplied the following answers : -

1.   No. The rates of pay for Voluntary Aid Detachments are lower than the rates paid to nurses.

2.   Voluntary Aid Detachment personnel are appointed to replace men in military hospitals and they undertake such duties as clerks, cooks, nursing and ward orderlies. They do not replace trained female nurses.

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