STATUTORY RULES.

1944. No. 23.

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REGULATIONS UNDER THE DEFENCE ACT 1903-1941.*

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Defence Act 1903-1941.

Dated this twenty-seventh day of January, 1944.

GOWRIE

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

F. M. FORDE

Minister of State for the Army.

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Amendments of the Volunteer Defence Corps Regulations.†

Constitution of Volunteer Defence Corps.

1. Regulation 3 of the Volunteer Defence Corps Regulations is amended by adding at the end thereof the words “and members of the Australian Military Forces, employed on full time duty, who are transferred to the Corps”.

Rank, precedence and power of command.

2. Regulation 7 of the Volunteer Defence Corps Regulations is amended by inserting in sub-regulation (2.), after the word “Corps” (first occurring), the words “, or seconded for duty with, or attached to, the Corps,”.

Pay and allowances.

3. Regulation 8 of the Volunteer Defence Corps Regulations is amended—

(a) by inserting in sub-regulation (5.) after the word “allowances”, the words ‘in respect of each day for which he was necessarily absent from his usual place of residence”; and

(b) by adding at the end thereof the following proviso:—

“Provided that where, owing to the evacuation of the member on account of illness or on account of his permitted absence by reason of urgent or unforeseen circumstances beyond his control, he attends for less than six consecutive days, the member shall, if his Commanding Officer reports favorably upon his work and the Military Board is satisfied by a medical certificate, or such other satisfactory evidence as the case requires, as to the necessity for his absence, be entitled to pay and allowances, in accordance with the provisions of this sub-regulation, in respect of the days of his actual attendance and the time occupied in travelling by the most direct route between his usual place of residence and the place at which he was required to attend.”.

 

* Notified in the Commonwealth Gazette on 3rd February, 1944.

† Statutory Rules 1942, No. 38, as amended by Statutory Rules 1942, No. 388; and 1943, No. 247.

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By Authority: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.

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