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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 16

(Question No. 4432)

Mr Price asked the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, upon notice, on 20 August 1986:

(1) With the introduction of the new system of lodging sponsorship applications overseas did his Department anticipate staff savings in Australia.

(2) If so, (a) what were the anticipated staff savings and (b) have these savings been realised.

(3) If the savings have not been realised, what is the reason for this.

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

(1) Yes.

(2) Anticipated staff savings of 16.5 in 1985-86 were realised.

(3) N.A.