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Thursday, 22 September 1983
Page: 1233

Question No. 451


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

Is the Minister able to provide an analysis of claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injury in the Minister's Department for each of the years 1978 to 1983.


Mr West —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

For the years 1978 to 1983 details of claims for compensation resulting from repetitive strain injury are set out in the table below:

No. of claims

Sex of claimant

Type of work

Outstand- Clerical Keyboard Year

Settled ing Male Female duties duties Total

1978 nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 1979 nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 1980 nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 1981 nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 1982 4 4 2 6 2 6 8 1983 2 3 0 5 2 3 5

Total 6 7 2 11 4 9 13