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Tuesday, 28 September 1971
Page: 1602


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

On what joint Commonwealth-State committees, such as the Australian Science Education Project's Committee of Management (Hansard 16th September 1970, page 1250), and the National Committee on Social Science Teaching (Hansard, 16th March 1971, page 696), do officers of his Department serve.


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

Officers of my Department serve on the Committee of Management of the Australian Science Education Project and the National Committee on Social Science Teaching which are the only joint Commonwealth-State committees concerned with curriculum development.

Handicapped Children: Interdepartmental Committee (Question No. 3718) Mr Whitiam asked the Minister for Social Services, upon notice:

(I)   Which departments are represented on the interdepartmental committee established to make a survey of handicapped children and the facilities available for their use.

(2)   What are the terms of reference of the committee.

(3)   What was the date of the establishment of the Committee. .


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

(1)   (2) and (3) It is not the policy of the Government to give information on these matters which concern advice 'to Ministers and arrangements between Ministers and their advisers.

See answers to Questions Nos. 3600 and 3601 in Hansard of 7th September 197L







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