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Wednesday, 5 September 1945
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Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - I direct the attention of the Prime Minister to the following letter, which 1 have received: -

I am taking the liberty of asking you to bring before the Government the matter of immediately releasing men from the Army and the Air Force who have jobs to go to. As my firm lost the services of nine out of a staff of fourteen senior males we are wanting these badly. Some three members of my staff are over 65 years of age, and the strain of carrying on is having a bad effectontheir health. While the war wason I did not complain, but now it is over I think these men could be released at once, and it would save the Government a lot of unnecessary expense.

As soon as those men with five years service and over have been discharged, will the Minister consider arranging for the release of other long-service men for whom jobs are waiting?

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