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Tuesday, 28 September 1971
Page: 1598

Mr Cohen (ROBERTSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

What were the (a) numbers and (b) percentages of students who were (i) enrolled for the third i last year of secondary education, (ii) candidates for the Commonwealth secondary scholarships examination and (iii) awarded scholarships in each of the (A) Government, (B) Catholic and (C) other private schools in the electoral division of Robertson in each year since the Commonwealth Secondary Scholarship Scheme was introduced.

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Statistical records covering schools in particular electoral divisions are not maintained by my Department. However, if the honourable member cares to provide me. with a list of the schools in which he is interested, then I will see what details are available for those schools. What information there is will relate only to the number of applicants and of scholarship winners since statistics of enrolments at particular schools are not kept by my Department.

Australian Forces: Accommodation at Singapore (Question No. 3524). Mr Morrison asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   At what bases in Singapore are Australian forces accommodated. (2) -How far are these bases from each other. (3) On - what date did Australian forces occupy each base.

(4)   What arrangements have been entered into with the Government of Singapore for the occupation of these bases.

(5)   What is the annual rent paid by the Australian Government to the Government of Singapore for the use of the bases.

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

1.   .The Australian Infantry Battalion is at present in Selarang Barracks, the Field Battery is in Nee Soon Barracks, and there are other Australian sub-units and detachments at Terror, Kranji, Suara, Tengah, Tyersall Park, the Naval Stores Basin and Changi.

2.   Taking the Naval Stores Basin as a central point of measurement, the distances from there to the other locations are:


The Battalion will be moved in a few months time from Selarang to Sembawang, which is 3 miles from the Naval Stores Basin. The headquarters unit at Tyersall Park will also be moved to the Naval Headquarters building, which is adjacent to the Naval Stores Basin.

3.   The Australian forces occupied the respective bases on the following dates:

Selarang - February 1970 Nee Soon- February 1970 Terror - January 1971 Kranji November 1970 Suara - January 1971 Tengah- August 1971 Tyersall Park- August 1970 Naval Stores Basin - August 1970 Changi- August 1970

4.   and S. An adequate allocation of real estate has been made to the Australian Forces as part of ANZUK. The actual basis of occupancy and financial arrangements applicable to barracks, married quarters and other installations has not yet been finalised. No rent is currently being paid to the Singapore Government in respect of real estate occupied by Australian forces.

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