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Tuesday, 1 November 1983
Page: 2162

Question No. 338


Mr Ronald Edwards asked the Prime Minister, 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 Hawke —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

A. DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83

Number of claims lodged Nil Nil 2 Nil 12 Number of claims accepted . . . . 2 . . 9 Number of claims outstanding . . . . Nil . . 3 Sex of claimant . . . . Female . . 11 female 1 male Type of work . . . . Typing . . 11 typing 1 clerical

B. PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

Number of claims lodged Nil Nil Nil Nil 1 Number of claims accepted . . . . . . . . Nil Number of claims outstanding . . . . . . . . 1 Sex of claimant . . . . . . . . Female Type of work . . . . . . . . Typing

C. AUSTRALIAN AUDIT OFFICE

Number of claims lodged Nil Nil Nil Nil 1 Number of claims accepted . . . . . . . . Nil Number of claims outstanding . . . . Nil . . 3 Sex of claimant . . . . . . . . Female Type of work . . . . . . . . Tea Attendant

D. The Office of National Assessments, the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman and the Australian Science and Technology Council received no claims in the period.