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Tuesday, 20 September 1994
Page: 1026

(Question No. 1658)


Senator Alston asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 24 August 1994:

  (1) What was the department's total expenditure on assertiveness training courses during the 1993-94 financial year.

  (2) How many: (a) women; and (b) men, attended those courses.

  (3) What other personal development courses have been utilised by the department in the 1993-94 financial year.

  (4) For each of those courses, how many: (a) women, and (b) men, attended those courses.

  (5) What was the department's total expenditure on each of these courses for the 1993-94 financial year.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) The department spent $2,213.75 on assertiveness training courses during the 1993-94 financial year.

  (2) Eight women and five men attended assertiveness training courses during the 1993-94 financial year.

  (3) (4a) (4b) (5)

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Other personal development courses No. women No. men Total expenditure

utilised in the 1993-94 financial year attendees attendees for 1993-94 FY

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Presentation Skills Workshops 19 7 $10,928

Career Advancement Workshops 17 2 $5,680

Stress Management Workshops 32 6 $1,644

Women as Leaders Workshop 1 $1,195

Image of a Successful Woman Workshop 1 $99

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