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Friday, 5 June 1970


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for External Territories, upon notice:

How many female (a) indigenes and (b) expatriates are employed by the Administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea as (i) typists and (ii) telephonists.


Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question as . published in Hansard included male as well as female indigenous telephonists. The answer should have read:

(a)   female indigenous staff

(i)   97 typists plus 10 stenographers

(ii)   17 telephonists

(b)   female expatriate staff

(i)   323 typists plus 84 stenographers

(ii)   49 telephonists.

There are also 168 female indigenes at present training as typists in the Training Technical Division.

Papua and New Guinea: Public Officers (Employment Security) Ordinance (Question No. 1062)


Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for External Territories upon, notice:

Why has the Public Officers (Employment Security) Ordinance, ordained by the House of Assembly for the Territory of Papua and New Guinea in October 1967 and assented to by the Governor-General in January 1968, not yet come into operation.


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

Drafting of the regulations under the Ordinance has not yet been completed.







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