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Monday, 19 October 1970

Mr Grassby (RIVERINA, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   How many Australian Army establishments are located in (a) capital cities and (b) elsewhere.

(2)   How many persons are serving in each establishment.

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The number of Australian Army establishments located in Australia is as follows:


(2)   The number of persons serving in each establishment is as follows:


Notes -

(1)   The strengths of serving members given in part 2 of the answer comprise members of the Australian Regular Army, National Servicemen, Women's Services and Pacific Islanders.

(2)   'Establishment' in the answer given has been construed as an area containing several units located together. For example, Bandiana where sixteen units and stub units are located is regarded its one establishment. By the same token, units located apart from others are regarded as separate establishments.

(3)   For the purpose of this question 7,236 serving members and 613 civilians located In the Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Moorebank, Casula and Wallgrove areas are included in the strengths given for capital cities in part 2a of the answer.

Australian Capital Territory:

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