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Tuesday, 24 May 1904


Mr HUTCHISON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice -

1.   Why have applications made in January last for commissions in the South Australian Military Forces not yet been granted or refused.

2.   .Why were fresh applications demanded in April last.

3.   Were these applications forwarded from the staff office to head-quarters immediately on their receipt, and if not, why not.

4.   As Commissions have been . promptly granted to later applicants, will these officers rank senior to prior applicants?

5.   Will the Minister for Defence see that greater despatch will in future be exercised in making appointments to companies short of officers, and that no applicant shall have an unfair advantage over another?







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