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Tuesday, 6 December 1960


Mr BRYANT (Wills) .- I should like the Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) to explain why we must continue with the concept of temporary employment. Why must there be this differentiation? In the Public Service of some of the States you accept the fact that when a person, is appointed to the service - this would apply to a great proportion of private industry also - he enters it with the same status as an employee as every one else. Surely it should be the objective in the Commonwealth Public Service, which ought to set a standard for the whole community, to prevent this grouping from continuing. I have given the matter a lot of thought -

I am a former public servant myself - and I know that in his explanation the Prime Minister gave the official view. But why can we not appoint people to the Commonwealth Public Service and say, " That is that ", no matter what their job or qualifications or status may be. I have in mind particularly the position of many of our postmen.







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