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Tuesday, 4 October 1983
Page: 1321

Question No. 356


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice, on 23 August 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 Holding —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Department of Aboriginal Affairs. 1978: Nil, 1979: Nil, 1980: Nil, 1981: Nil, 1982: (a) Two claims lodged, (b) Liability accepted in both claims, (c) Female claimants, (d) One clerical duties, one typing duties. 1983: (a) One claim lodged, (b) Liability not yet accepted, (c) Female claimant, (d) Typing duties.

(2) Aboriginal Development Commission: Nil.

(3) Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies: Nil.