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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 118

(Question No. 1354)


Senator Patterson asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 3 May 1994:

  With reference to the Federal Labor Caucus motion of 21 August 1988 requiring women to be appointed to at least 25 per cent of places on Government boards, councils and committees:

  For each of the boards, councils and committees to which the Minister has the power to appoint members, and for all of these combined:

  (1) How many positions were available for appointment on 21 August 1988 and how many are now available.

  (2) How many of these positions were held by women on 21 August 1988 and how many are now now held by women.

  (3) What changes do the resulting proportions represent since the Labor Caucus motion.


Senator Bolkus —The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  I am advised that the situation in relation to the boards, councils and committees within my portfolio is as follows—

  Admiralty Rules Committee (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) Not applicable (N/A)

  (b) 5

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) Nil

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) Nil per cent

  Australian Accounting Standards Board

  (1) (a) 7

  (b) 11

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 3

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 27 per cent

  Australian Consumer Council

  (1) (a) 15

  (b) 11

  (2) (a) 4

  (b) 4

  (3) (a) 27 per cent

  (b) 36 per cent

  Australian Institute of Criminology—Board of Management

  (1) (a) 4

  (b) 4

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 25 per cent

  Companies and Securities Advisory Committee (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 13

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 8 per cent

  Companies and Securities Advisory Committee—Legal Committee (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 14

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 7 per cent

  Companies Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board

  (1) (a) 5

  (b) 5

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) Nil

  (3) (a) and (b) Nil per cent

  Copyright Law Review Committee

  (1) (a) 10

  (b) 13

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 2

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 15 per cent

  Criminology Research Council

  (1) (a) 8

  (b) 8

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 12.5 per cent

  Family Law Council

  (1) (a) 10

  (b) 11

  (2) (a) 3

  (b) 6

  (3) (a) 30 per cent

  (b) 55 per cent

  Federal Costs Advisory Committee

  (1) (a) 6

  (b) 7

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 14 per cent

  International Legal Services Advisory Committee (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 17

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 4

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 24 per cent

  Law Courts Limited Board

  (1) (a) 3

  (b) 3

  (2) (a) Nil

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) Nil per cent

  (b) 33 per cent

  National Legal Aid Advisory Committee

  (1) (a) 7

  (b) 8

  (2) (a) 1

  (b) 3

  (3) (a) 14 per cent

  (b) 37.5 per cent

  National Advisory Committee on Discrimination in Employment & Occupation (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 24

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 14

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 58 per cent

  Australia Indochina Legal Co-operation Committee (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 14

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 4

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 28 per cent

  Copyright Convergence Group (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 4

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 1

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 25 per cent

  Advisory Panel on the Marketing in Australian of Infant Formula (formed after 21 August 1988)

  (1) (a) N/A

  (b) 3

  (2) (a) N/A

  (b) 2

  (3) (a) N/A

  (b) 67 per cent

  The combined numbers are as follows—

  (1) (a) 75

  (b) 175

  (2) (a) 8

  (b) 49

  (3) (a) 11 per cent

  (b) 28 per cent