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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


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

What is the 'Family Needs Allowance' now paid to New Guinean public servants employed by the Administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea in each part of the Territory in which a different rate applies in respect of family units of fa) man and wife, (b) man and wife and one child, (c) man and wife and two children, (d) man and wife and three children and (e) man and wife and more than three children.


Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The family needs allowance payable to a married local public servant in Papua and New Guinea is such amount as may be necessary to rise his basic salary to the prescribed minimum pay applicableto thelocalityof which he is stationed. There are over 450 different localities at which local public servants are stationed and 7 different scales of 'prescribed minimum pay'. The scale of prescribed minimum pay' applicable to a particular locality is based on the costs of the regimen referred to in answer to Question 817 (Hansard, 5th May 1970 p. 1666). The following table sets out the scales of 'prescribed minimum pay' from which family needs allowance is calculated in respect of family units of (a) man and wife, (b) man and wife and one child, (c) man and wife and two children and (d) man and wife and three children.

 







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