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Wednesday, 1 November 1967

Mr Stokes asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

What are the numbers of personnel according to rank and Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act category numbers in respect of each of the armed services of all those members who were enlisted prior to 14th December 1959?

Mr Fairhall (PATERSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Defence) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The numbers of service personnel who enlisted prior to 14th December 1959 and who are contributing to the DFRB Fund on the basis applicable to entrants to the Fund prior to that date, are listed below according to rank and DFRB category number.


1.   Prior to 14th December 1959 only Army and Air Force Nurses contributed to the Fund. Members of the Womens Services become contributors to the DFRB Scheme from 14th December 1969.

2.   RAN Nursing Service was re-introduced in 1965.



2.   Some of the members included in these figures are not contributing for full pension entitlement, e.g., those who have elected to reject portion of their entitlement, those who have deferred contributions in respect of additional entitlement or those who have elected under Sections 6U or 61b of the DFRB Act 1963-1965.

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