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Friday, 5 June 1970

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

How many of the female (a) indigenes and (b) expatriates employed by the Administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea as (i) typists and (ii) telephonists are married (Hansard, 18th March, 1970, page 616).

Mr Barnes - The answer to the honourable member's question as given in Hansard of 14th April, 1970, page 1113 included male as well as female indigenous married telephonists. The answer should have read:

(a)   Married female indigenous staff

(i)   13 typists plus 1 stenographer

(ii)   3 telephonists

(b)   Married female expatriate staff

(i)   218 typists plus 36 stenographers

(ii)   26 telephonists.

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