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Friday, 16 August 1912

Senator McDOUGALL (New South Wales) . - I am sorry that the Minister takes things to himself so much. There is, no doubt, some dissatisfaction with the action of the Military Board in other arms of the Service. It seems peculiar that, we cannot find out these defects in the law until somebody is hurt. I know of another arm of the Service in which the regulations have distinctly been broken, and an officer has been appointed to a position to which he is not entitled. I intend to bring under notice the case of an officer who has been appointed lieutenant, a. position to which he is not entitled under the regulations.I know nothing about the present case, but it seems to me that some amount of undue influence has been brought to bear in certain quarters.

Motion agreed to.

House of Representatives' Amendment.- Insert new clause 2A.

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