Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 6 December 1960

Mr MENZIES (Kooyong) (Prime Minister) . - Some of the colleagues of the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Calwell) have apparently raised this matter with him. It is appropriate to point out that the Public Service Board feels that, normally, the existing means should be employed. That is quite right. But there may be some cases in which it would be almost absurd to do so. These provisions cover also the Fourth Division. Take a case in which it is desired to secure a junior postal officer, perhaps in Darwin or at Bourke in the west of New South Wales. An examination is set. Probably, there will be one candidate or two or three who reside in the locality. It seems rather fantastic under those circumstances to require gazettal. In such cases the usual course is to advertise in the local newspaper. I think the system has worked pretty fairly and I think that we should retain it.

Amendment negatived.

Suggest corrections