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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr Oakeshott—That this House:

(1)    recognises the:

(a)    involvement of Australian service men and women in war and peacekeeping operations; and

(b)   role of family, friends and community networks in supporting those Australians who have served in our military; and

(2)    calls on the Government to:

(a)    consider increasing the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme Pension, Defence Force Retirement Benefit Pension and the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Pension twice annually by the greatest of the Consumer Price Index, the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index and the Male Total Average Weekly Earnings; and

(b)   do this in recognition of the unique circumstances of military service compared to all others within the public service—

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put and passed.