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Thursday, 18 September 1958


Mr WARD (EAST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I direct a question to the Minister for the Army. Is it a fact that Colonel Ken Mackay, Army Personnel Administration Director, stationed at headquarters in Melbourne, has been, or is to be, transferred to another position? Is it a fact that this action arises from criticism by Colonel Mackay of service conditions, to which he attributed the lag in recruiting for the Regular Army? Is it a fact that the Minister called for a report in respect of Colonel Mackay's alleged statements, and that it was as a result of action on a ministerial level that it was decided to transfer Colonel Mackay to other duties? Is it a fact that the Minister's dictatorial attitude in this matter has led to a great deal of dissatisfaction in Army ranks?







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