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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 93


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

(1)   What marketing boards have been established in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea.

(2)   What are the names, qualifications and positions of the persons who have previously constituted and who now constitute the boards.

(3)   How many (a) indigenes and (b) expatriates are (i) employed and (ii) housed by the boards.

(4)   What are the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average salaries and allowances paid by the boards to their (i) indigenous and (ii) expatriate employees.


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

(1)   The following marketing boards have been established in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea -

Coffee Marketing Board: Copra Marketing Board.

(2)   The names, qualifications and position of the persons who have previously constituted and who now constitute these boards are:

A.   Coffee-Marketing Board -

(i)   Former Members -

1.   F. G. Downs (Chairman). Planter

Bono Azanifa, Planter and Businessman H. R. Hagon, Planter and Businessman

(ii)   Present Members - Chairman -

A.   L. Murrell Planter . Members -

J.   H. D. Middleton, Planter. So'So S'ubi, Planter

Salaen Sakaen, M.B.E., Planter and

Businessman D. F. Falconer, Planter Official Member -

W.   L. Conroy, B.Sc. (Agric), Departmental Head, Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries. B. Copra Marketing Board -

(i)   Former Members -

I.   McDonald, O.B.E. (Chairman)

D.   Barrett, Planter

F.   R. Wilson, Planter and Company Director

E.   A. Stanfield, Planter Stahl Salum, Planter

Nansen K.1 isa, Secretary,- Milne Bay Native Societies Association and Member, Board of Federation of Native Societies.

R.   E. P. Dwyer, B.Sc. (Agric.). Director, Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries.

H.   H. Reeve, F.A.S.A., F.R.f.P.A.. Assistant Administrator (Economic Affairs).

F.   C. Henderson, O.B.E., B.Sc. (Agric), Director, Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries.

(ii)   Present Members -

Chairman -

B.   E. Fairfax-Ross, C.B.E.. Planter Members -

H.   V. Quinton, Planter and Businessman.

J.   A. Thurston, Planter and Businessman.

Mahuru Rarua Rama. M..B.E., Secretary of Federation of Co-operative Unions and Member of the Development Bank Board. Gram Toubu, Planter. Official Member -

W.   L. Conroy, B.Sc. (Agric.). Departmental Head, Department of Agriculture, Stock and Fisheries. (3) Employment and Housing as at 27th October 1970:

 

(4)   The salaries and allowances paid to staff of the Coffee and Copra Marketing Board; are generally in line with those paid to officers and employees of the Public Service. The total corresponding kinds of work in Australia, plus a remuneration of expatriate officers includes an Territory allowance. Salaries and allowances paid overseas allowance to bring their remuneration to expatriate and indigenous employees as at 27th to a level comparable with that payable for October 1970 were:

 







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