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Friday, 22 May 1970

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea exercise any control over charges made by private recruiting agents for the recruitment of native workers in the Territory.

(2)   If so, what is the charge made to employers for the recruitment of labour.

Mr Barnes (MCPHERSON, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for External Territories) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The Administration is empowered under the Native Employment Ordinance to prescribe the maximum fees to be charged or paid in respect of the services of a Native Employment Agent. No fees have been prescribed since the introduction of the Ordinance.

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