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Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Page: 274

(Question No. 1345)


Senator Patterson asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 3 May 1994:

  With reference to the Federal Labor Caucus motion of 21 August 1988 requiring women to be appointed to at least 25 per cent of places on Government boards, councils and committees:

  For each of the boards, councils and committees to which the Minister has the power to appoint members, and for all of these combined:

  (1) How many positions were available for appointment on 21 August 1988 and how many are now available.

  (2) How many of these positions were held by women on 21 August 1988 and how many are now held by women.

  (3) What changes do the resulting proportions represent since the Labor Caucus motion.


Senator Cook —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Positions Positions held Percentage

available by women of women

21/8/88 June 94 21/8/88 June 94 21/8/88 June 94

Australian Statistics 24 24 3 6 12.5 25

Advisory Council

Committee on Darwin 0 4 0 1 0 25

Commonwealth Bank 11 13 1 1 9.1 7.7

of Australia

Development Allowance 0 1 0 0 0 0

Authority

Foreign Investment 4 4 0 0 0 0

Review Board

General Insurance 10 12 0 1 0 8.3

Consultative Committee

Housing Loans Insurance 4 4 1 0 25 0

Corporation

Industry Commission 0 9 0 1 0 11.1

Life Insurance 10 11 0 1 0 9.1

Consultative Committee

Prices Surveillance 4 4 1 1 25 25

Authority

Reserve Bank of 10 11 0 1 0 9.1

Australia

Superannuation 10 11 0 1 0 9.1

Consultative Committee

Taxation Agents' Boards 18 18 0 1 0 5.6

Trade Practices 4 8 0 0 0 0

Commission

Combined 109 134 6 15 5.5 11.2