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Wednesday, 1 October 1941
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Mr Conelan (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) n asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that young men in the Militia Forces stationed at Port Moresby who arc desirous of joining the Australian Imperial Force are not allowed to do so?

2.   If so, will he see that these young men are allowed the same consideration and rights as the members of the Australian Imperial Force at Darwin?

Mr Spender - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   and 2. Instructions have been issued to Head-quarters, 8th Military District, to the effect that every encouragement is to be given to Australian Military Force personnel who wish to transfer to the Australian Imperial Force to do so.

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