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Wednesday, 3 May 1989
Page: 1736

(Question No. 915)


Senator MacGibbon asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, upon notice, on 9 March 1989:

How many applications for discharge by service personnel in the 3 services have not been accepted over the last five years on a per year per service basis.


Senator Richardson —The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

In the case of Navy and Air Force the following figures include officers and other ranks. The figures for Army refer only to officers as no statistics are held on the rejection of applications for discharge by other ranks of that Service. The 1989 figures are correct to the end of March.

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

Navy ...

165

79

186

145

98

26

Army ...

2

3

3

5

2

Nil

Air Force ...

38

47

50

64

69

38