(Received March 10, 9.45 a.m.)
MELBOURNE, March 10.
Senator Millen (Minister for De> fence), speaking at a banquet in honour of Sir TaniHamilton, said he wanted to dispel the apprehension that had arisen the statement of economy and retrenchment in the cost of the defence system. The Government did not intend to cripple the forces, and he dissociated, himself entirely from any cheesepairing policy that was thought would effect .retrenchment by cutting the officers'- salaries, whether civil or ihilitary. The fact that £1,500,000 more was being expended on defence was sufficient guarantee that the Government( was not going to starve the army in Australia.
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AUSTRALIA'S ARMY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914
AUSTRALIA'S ARMY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8814, 10 March 1914
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