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Tuesday, 15 March 1904

Sir JOHN FORREST - In reply to the honorable member, I beg to state that -

For the vacancies in the Professional Division officers will, if qualified for the particular work of this office, be selected in the order of their merit as under -

(a)   Officers in the Commonwealth Service;

(b)   Officers in the State Service;

(c)   Persons from outside the Service.

For the Clerical and General Division vacancies the same procedure will be followed, but persons outside the Commonwealth or State Service are not eligible for appointment unless they have qualified by passing the requisite examination provided for under the Commonwealth Public Service Act.

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