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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 128

(Question No. 1206)


Senator Patterson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 8 March 1994:

  (1) Does the department, or any of its agencies, produce electoral profiles (or other like documents) outlining relevant programs, services or other forms of assistance provided in individual federal electorates; if so, when were these electoral profiles (or other like documents) first produced and how frequently are they produced.

  (2) Is a copy of these electoral profiles (or other like documents) provided to the Parliamentary Library; if not, why not.

  (3) Please provide a copy of the most up-to-date edition of each of these electoral profiles (or other like documents) for all federal electorates to the Parliamentary Library.


Senator Crowley —The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1), (2) & (3) Electoral profiles or other like documents are not produced in the portfolio.

  The Department of Social Security produces a publication outlining the number of recipients of Social Security payments by postcode district. This publication has been forwarded to the Parliamentary Library. The Parliamentary Library has also been included on the Department's mailing list for future issues of this publication.