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Friday, 31 August 1928

Mr BRUCE - The only purpose of compulsory military training is to fit the youth and young manhood of Australia to defend their country in the event of an invasion. The outlawry of war pact specifically excludes self-protection against foreign aggression. The honorable member will see, therefore, that the compulsory training of the youth of Australia for home defence is not inconsistent with adherence to the pact for the outlawry of war.

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