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Thursday, 29 October 1970


Minister for Defence) - by leave - I informed the House on 16th October last of the Government's decision to establish a committee of inquiry, under the chairmanship of Mr Justice Kerr, to examine and advise on some of the more fundamental aspects of financial terms and conditions of service in the armed forces. I now want to inform the House of the names of the 4 remaining members of the Committee. They are:

Mr H.T. Rogers ; Personnel Manager of Australian Paper Manufacturers Ltd. Mr Rogers has had wide experience in wage fixation and industrial relations matters generally and has been an active member of associations concerned with personnel administration.

Commissioner E. G. Deverall - Commissioner of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission. Mr Deverall has had a long and varied association with industrial affairs. Before his appointment to the Commission in 1968, he had been engaged for many years in the preparation and conduct of trade union claims before industrial tribunals.

Mr S.Landau, C.B.E. ; Secretary to the Department of the Navy.

General Sir John Wilton, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O.- Formerly Chief of the General Staff. Presently Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee who retires from that office in 3 weeks time and who has agreed to serve on the Committee.

The Chairman - His Honour, Mr Justice Kerr - will conduct the inquiry on a full time basis, with the part time assistance of General Wilton and the other members. I understand that Mr Justice Kerr will be calling the Committee together next week.

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