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Thursday, 20 April 1961


Mr Ward d asked the Minister for External Affairs, upon notice -

1.   What are the (a) names, (b) classifications and (c) salaries of the officers attached to the Australian Consul-General's Office in Geneva?

2.   What allowances, other than salary, does each of these officers receive?


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

1.   Following is the list of officers attached to the Office of the Australian Consul-General and of the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, together with their classifications and salaries, including ?102 a year cost of living adjustment in accordance with Regulation 106a of the Public Service Act.

Mr. L.J. Arnott is the Consul General and permanent representative to the European Office of the United Nations, has the classification of External Affairs Officer, Grade 5 (?3,008-?3,398) and is receiving a salary of ?3,370 per annum.

Dr. L.D. Thomson is the Counsellor, has the classification of External Affairs Officer, Grade 4 (?2,553-?2,878) and is receiving a salary of ?2,720 per annum.

Mr. P.G. F. Henderson is the First Secretary and Consul, has the classification of External Affairs Officer, Grade 3 (?2,293-?2,488) and is receiving a salary of ?2,395 per annum.

Mr. G.J. Gould is classified as Migration Officer (?l,903-?2,098) and is receiving a salary of ?2,200 per annum.

Mr. K.L. Brown is the Administrative Officer, has the classification of External Affairs Officer, Grade B (?1,078-?1,298) and is receiving a salary of ?1,345 per annum.

2.   As in the case of all overseas posts the allowances applicable to established positions in Geneva are determined by the Public Service Board following post inspections by an officer of the board. The allowances so determined are the equivalent in Swiss currency of the following: -

L.   J. Arnott. - Local allowance (married rate for Consul-General), ?2,885; child allowance (one child), ?175; representation allowance, ?1,250.

L.   D. Thomson. - Local allowance (single rate for External Affairs Officer, Grade 4), ?1,410; representation allowance, ?625.

P.   G. Henderson. - Local allowance (married rate for External Affairs Officer, Grade 3), ?1,830; child allowance (two childen), ?350; representation allowance, ?438.

G.   F. Gould. - Local allowance (married rate for Clerk ?l,903-?2,098), ?1,690; child allowance (two children), ?350; representation allowance, ?200.

K.   L. Brown. - Local Allowance (married rate for External Affairs Officer, Grade C), ?1,575; child allowance (three children), ?525.







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