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Friday, 23 November 1979
Page: 2963


Senator Keeffe asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice, on 1 7 October 1 979:

(   1 ) What is Mr Alex Bishaw's status in the Commonwealth Public Service, as at 16 October 1979.

(2)   Is Mr Bishaw currently on leave from the Public Service; if so, (a) on what type of leave; and(b) for how long.

(3)   What is his current rate of pay, from all sources, by source.

(4)   Is Mr Bishaw entitled to accept work outside the Public Service; if so, under what Public Service regulation or determination.

(5)   Is he being retained by the Northern Land Council; if so; (a) in what capacity; (b) for how long has he been retained; and (c) what is the precise nature of his duties for the Council.

(6)   What other employees are working for the Northern Land Council, as at 16 October 1979.

(7)   How many of these employees are; (a) Aboriginal; and (b) white.

(8)   What is: (a) the classification: and (b) the salary of each Northern Land Council employee.

(9)   What source of finance was used by the Northern Land Council to acquire its current office premises.

(   10) Was that finance: (a) a grant or loan from the Aboriginal Benefit Trust Account or the Aboriginal Benefit Trust Fund; (b) a grant or loan from any other source; or (c) for the purpose of leasing or buying the premises.

(11)   What was the source of finance, if it was not a grant or loan from the Aboriginal Benefit Trust Account or the Aboriginal Benefit Trust Fund.


Senator Chaney - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Clerk, Class 10, Third Division (unattached).

(2)   Yes; (a) long service leave, (b) from 6 July 1979 to 5 March 1 980 inclusive.

(3)   Clerk, Class 10 rate by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs in respect of long service leave, and the same rate by the Northern Land Council.

(4)   Yes; approval to engage in work outside the Public Service was given by the Regional Director (Northern Territory) of the Public Service Board under the provisions of Public Service General Order 5/G/ 1.

(5)   Yes; (a) Senior Administration Officer, Ranger Monitoring Cell; (b) until February 1980; (c) he is responsible for assisting the Council in carrying out its responsibilities and duties in relation to agreements in respect of mining developments that have been negotiated under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act.

(6)   , (7) and (8) (a) Structure funded by Section 64 ( 1 ) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act

 

 

(b)   Structure funded by Clause 3.3 of Ranger Agreement under Section 44 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act.

 

(9), ( 10) and (11) The Northern Land Council is leasing its office premises using part of the moneys available to it as provided under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, and supplemented by appropriations from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.







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