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Wednesday, 18 November 1959

Mr Whitlam m asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   How many appeals were determined last year from determinations or actions of the Commissioner for Employees' Compensation?

2.   How many appeals were (a) allowed and (b) dismissed?

3.   In how many cases, where appeals were dismissed, were costs (a) awarded against and (b) recovered from the appellants?

Mr Harold Holt - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

In the year ending on 31st October, 1959 - 1. (a) County Courts, 101; (b) High Court of Australia, 3. 2. (a) In favour of the claimant - County Court, 47; High Court of Australia, nil. (b) In favour of the Commonwealth - County Court, 54; High Court of Australia, 3. 3. (a) 25. (b) So far costs have been paid in full in two cases and in part in one case.

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