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Thursday, 6 May 1915

Mr RODGERS (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The Acting Minister of Defence yesterday placed before the House a report from the InspectorGeneral, Colonel Legge, with respect to the regrettable death of Private Dancocks at Broadmeadows. Will the Assistant Minister afford an opportunity for a statement from the relatives of the deceased and the nurse who had charge of him, to be put before the House, so that honorable members may learn of the glaring discrepancies in the statements of the two parties to this case?

Mr JENSEN - If the relatives of the deceased are dissatisfied with the treatment that he received while at Broadmeadows I am sure that the Minister of Defence will be pleased to meet them and to discuss with them every phase of the matter. If, after that has been done, they are still dissatisfied, I shall have no objection to the honorable member's proposal; they should first see the Minister.

Mr RODGERS (WANNON, VICTORIA) - It was on their representations to the Department that the report from the Inspector- General was obtained.

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