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Thursday, 16 May 1968

Mr JESS (LA TROBE, VICTORIA) - My question, which, is addressed to the Minister for the Army, is further to the question asked by the honourable member for Chisholm. Has the Minister seen a letter written by Paul A. Cullen, Major-General, retired, which was published in the Press last Saturday? If I. may, I will refresh his memory by reading one short extract. The letter stated:

My own experience in the AIF and CMF, and on the Military Board until retirement, has convinced me that given the financial allocation so often requested and equally often refused, the CMF could carry out all necessary roles with absolute reliability.

At present, however, the Army is suffering

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