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Tuesday, 30 September 1958


Mr J R FRASER ser asked the Minister for the Navy, upon notice -

1.   How many cadets are now in attendance at the Royal Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay?

2.   How does this enrolment compare with the enrolment at the college at Flinders in each of the years from 1954 to 1957, inclusive?

3.   How many cadets will pass out from the college at the end of this year?

4.   What is the estimated intake of new cadets at the college in 1959?

5.   What is the estimated total enrolment of cadets at the college in 1959?

6.   What is the total number of staff, showing separately (a) officers, (b) civilian masters and instructors, (c) petty or warrant officers and (d) other ranks, employed at, or in connexion with, the college at Jervis Bay?

7.   Does this represent an increase in the staff required and employed at, or in connexion with, the college at Flinders before its transfer to Jervis Bay?

8.   If so, (a) what extra staff has been engaged or transferred, and (b) how does this number compare with the estimate given in the Parliament last year as to the number of additional officers and other ranks required to staff the college on transfer to Jervis Bay?

9.   What additional expense is involved in payment of salaries and wages and allowances, provision of uniforms, keep, quarters and housing for the additional staff required at Jervis Bay?

10.   What has been the total capital cost of the transfer of the college from Flinders to Jervis Bay showing expenditure on (a) compensation to tenants, (b) renovation and renewal of buildings, (c) new construction, (d) refitting and refurbishing houses and quarters, (e) preparation of drill and parade areas, (f) streetworks, (g) water supply and sewerage, (h) electricity reticulation, (i) sporting facilities, and (j) berthing and waterfront installations?

11.   What expenditure is planned under these headings in the current and next financial years?

12.   What payments were made by the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Interior in respect of houses and cottages resumed by the Navy, and how many houses and cottages were resumed?

13.   What is the cost per cadet of maintaining the college at Jervis Bay?

14.   What was the per capita cost at Flinders in each of the years from 1954 to 1957 inclusive?

15.   What medical, dental, and hospital staff and facilities are provided for the college at Jervis Bay?

16.   Were similar staff and facilities required and provided separately while the college was maintained at Flinders?

17.   What rank is held by the commandant of the college at Jervis Bay?

18.   Is the college now regarded as a separate establishment and a separate command?

19.   When the college was at Flinders, was the Commodore-Superintendent of Training at Flinders Naval Depot also Commanding Officer of the College?


Mr Davidson (DAWSON, QUEENSLAND) (Postmaster-General) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   89.

2.   1954, 172. 1955, 163. 1956, 111. 1957, 94.

3.   33.

4.   40.

5.   92.

6.   14 officers; 11 masters; 26 chief petty officers and petty officers; 82 other rates, including civilians in lieu of naval ratings; 14 civilians.

7.   Yes. 8. (a) Four officers; seven chief petty officers and petty officers; seventeen other rates; five civilians (masters, two less), (b) Officers, no variation; masters, minus two; chief petty officers and petty officers, minus one; other rates, minus five; civilians, minus five.

9.   Approximately £73,000, including recent pay rises. 10 and 11. The total capital cost of the transfer of the Royal Australian Naval College from

Flinders to Jervis Bay in the current and subsequent financial years, under the various headings, is shown in the following table. -

As against the above costs, however, there is a saving of approximately £250,000 over a period of five years at Flinders Naval Depot in the longrange accommodation plan for that establishment due to the transfer of the college to Jervis Bay.

12.   Payments of £1,195 were made in respect of 28 cottages of the total 44 resumed for the Navy.

13.   £3,055 in 1958 (estimated).

14.   1954, £1,367; 1955, £1,392; 1956, £1,986;

1957, £2,361. (Includes sum to cover a proportion of cost of naval personnel borne at Flinders Naval Depot for general depot and college duties.)

15.   One medical officer, one civilian nursing sister and one sick berth petty officer, one dental officer and one dental attendant as necessary. Facilities: Sick quarters only. Patients requiring major hospital treatment are transferred to Balmoral Naval Hospital. Out-patients department, X-rays, dispensary, minor operating theatre and dental surgery.

16.   Similar staff and facilities were required and provided while the college was at Flinders, but the detailed administration was necessarily different.

17.   Captain.

18.   Yes.

19.   Yes.







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