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Tuesday, 21 March 1961

Mr Ward d asked the Acting Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   What promotions appeal committees exist within the Commonwealth Public Service?

2.   How are these committees constituted?

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

1.   There are promotions appeal committees in each State and the A.C.T.

2.   Public Service Regulation 109d provides that a promotions appeal committee shall be constituted by-

(a)   a chairman appointed by the Board who, while acting as chairman, shall not be subject to direction by any person or authority under the act;

(b)   an officer nominated by the permanent head of the department in which the provisional promotion has been made; and

(c)   an officer nominated by the appropriate organization.

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