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Tuesday, 6 December 1960


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) n asked the Minister for Territories, upon notice -

1.   What were the hours of a standard working week, before overtime was paid, for weekly paid Europeans performing manual labour in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea in 1945 when the standard week for native workers was fixed at 44 hours?

2.   What is the present standard working week, before overtime is paid, for (a) weekly paid Europeans and (b) weekly paid native workers, performing manual labour?


Mr Hasluck - The answers to the honorable members questions are as follows: -

1.   Of the few European civilians in the Territory in 1945, those performing manual labour would have done so only as artisans or supervisors. There was no prescribed standard working week in 1945 except for public servants who worked a 34-hour week. 2. (a) There is no prescribed standard working week for Europeans who are not employed by the Papua and New Guinea Administration or by Commonwealth departments. Europeans perform manual labour as artisans or supervisors; the only weekly paid Europeans in these categories for whom there is a standard working week are those employed by Commonwealth departments and the standard working week before overtime for these employees is 40 hours, (b) Forty-four hours.

Anti-body Milk.


Mr Swartz (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) z asked the Minister for Health, upon notice -

1.   Is any further information available regarding the use of anti-body milk in the treatment of certain complaints, including rheumatcal arthritis?

2.   Have any experiments been carried out in Australia with this product?


Dr Donald Cameron (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: - 1 and 2. No further experiments have been carried out in Australia on this product and there is accordingly no information I can supply to the honorable member apart from that previously given.







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