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Friday, 5 June 1970


Mr Crean asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   What has been the number of (a) registered unemployed and (b) registered vacancies in each State in each month since 1st July 1969, showing metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas separately.

(2)   What have been the amounts of unemployment benefit payable in the same months showing metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas separately.


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

(1)   Details of the number of registered unemployed and registered vacancies in each State in each month since 1st July 1969 are shown in Table 1 below. The Table separates, as requested, the numbers in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.

(2)   The Unemployment Benefit scheme is administered by my colleague, the Minister for Social Services, who has provided the following information relating to benefits payable since 1st July 1969:

From 1st July to 20th September 1969, the unemployment benefit rates payable were -

Adult claimant - $8.25 per week

Dependent spouse -$6.00 per week

Each child (under 16) - $1.50 per week.

Since 20th September 1969 until the present, the rates have been -

Adult claimant - $10.00 per week

Dependent spouse - $7.00 per week

First child (under 16) - $2.50 per week

Each other child (under 16) - $3.50 per week.

These rates apply equally in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.

Table 2 below provides details of the amounts of unemployment benefit paid in each month since the beginning of July 1969 in the metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of each State.

 

 

 

Canberra College of Advanced Education: Fees (Question No. 823)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Education and Science, upon notice:

(   1) What wasthe average amount paid in fees by students at the Canberra College of Advanced Education in each year since the college was established.

(2)   What was the (a) amount and (b) percentage of the college's income received last year from (i) fees paid by the Commonwealth under the Advanced Education Scholarship scheme, (ii) fees paid by the Commonwealth in respect of studies by staff employed under the Public Service Act, (iii) other fees and (iv) Commonwealth grants.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   1969 wasthe first year in which students were accepted by the College. No Union or Students Association fees were payable in that year.

 







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