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Monday, 22 October 1984
Page: 2095

Senator HARRADINE —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate-

(a) noting that the annual report for 1983-84 of the Public Service Board tabled in the Senate on Thursday, 18 October 1984, shows that the employment of youth in the Commonwealth Public Service has fallen to an all-time low; and

(b) noting also that the youth percentage of permanent staff in the Commonwealth Public Service was 22.6 per cent in 1966 falling to 12.2 per cent in 1974 down to an all-time low of 6.7 per cent in calendar year 1983;

calls on the Federal Government to instruct the Public Service Board to desist from its policy of apparent discrimination against youth.