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Wednesday, 26 May 1915

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) - Has the attention of the Assistant Minister of Defence been drawn to an article in the Age this, morning it which it is stated, in connexion with the proceedings against a Corporal Archibald, that the Magistrates first of all dismissed the case, and then, thinking to better conserve the interests of the accused, brought him back and inflicted a fine upon him, thus proving him guilty of a charge of assaulting a woman ? Will the Assistant Minister make inquiries regarding this soldier, and see that he is not promoted over the heads of better men ?

Mr.JENSEN. - Inquiries will be made into the case referred to by the honorable member.

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