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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2324


Mr Kennedy asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   How many servicemen in the Puckapunyal/Seymour area have children of secondary school age.

(2)   How many of these children attend (a) Government and (b) Catholic schools in the Seymour area, and (c) Government (d) Catholic (e) other private schools elsewhere.


Mr Peacock (KOOYONG, VICTORIA) (Minister for the Army) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   A survey conducted in September in the Puckapunyal area revealed that 81 servicemen in the Puckapunyal/Seymour area had children of secondary school age.

(2)   These children attended schools in the following categories:

(a)   150 attended Government schools in the Seymour area.

(b)   28 attended Catholic schools in the Seymour area.

(c)   7 attended Government schools elsewhere.

(d)   9 attended Catholic schools elsewhere.

(e)   There were no children at other private schools.

In addition, one child took correspondence lessons, but details of the education type and standard are not known.







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