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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 925

Senator KEEFFE asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   Is the Minister aware that if he telephones Corporal Sanson on 310905, extension 95, he may be allowed to join 'The Tigers' and fire a machine gun, throw a grenade or fly in a helicopter.

(2)   What is the name of the person or advertising agency which drafts such amateurish advertisements, and does the Minister agree that public messages of this nature are hardly likely to attract recruits to the Citizen Military Forces.


Minister for the Army has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   and (2) An advertisement of the character indicated by the honourable senator was inserted in recent editions of a Sydney newspaper at the volition and personal expense of a CMF officer of Headquarters Company, 2nd Division. The basic information contained in the advertisement was accurate and an initial response of 19 inquiries and 6CMF enlistments resulted. There is however a routine procedure for the lodging of official recruiting advertisements for the CMF and this has been brought to the notice of the officer concerned.

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