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Tuesday, 29 May 1973
Page: 2825


Mr Mathews asked the Minister for Education, upon notice:

Can he give comparative statistics on the percentage of students completing secondary education, undertaking tertiary education and completing tertiary education later than those given by his predecessor on 8 March 1972 (Hansard, page 756).


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

Later information is not available to that shown in the previous answer on the percentages of students completing secondary education, as the source study referred to in that answer has not been repeated.

The comparative rates of tertiary participation and completion per 100,000 of the population quoted in the previous reply were taken from the Unesco Statistical Yearbook for 1970. Corresponding information for later years has not been published. In the Unesco Statistical Yearbook, 1971 publication of the required rates was discontinued. However, in Chapter 2 statistics of gross enrolment at the secondary and tertiary levels, participation rates for certain specified age-groups and details of tertiary graduations are quoted. Many qualifications apply to these statistics and they are not comparable between countries. international Agreements, Conventions and Other Arrangements (Question No.544)


Mr Snedden asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice:

Will he list all international agreements, conventions or other arrangement signed, ratified or in any other way entered into by the Government since 2 December 1972 and indicate the position which has been reached in respect of each of them.


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

The information sought by the Right Honourable Member up to and including 28 February 1973 appears in my reply to parliamentary question number 263 (Hansard 27 March 1973, page 764). The following information brings up to date the information given on that occasion:

 

South Pacific Countries: Aid Program (Question No. 545)


Mr Snedden asked the Minister for Foreign

Affairs, upon notice:

(1)   Will he provide details of (a) the decisions so far made and (b) the dates on which each decision was announced, to put into effect the $15m aid program for the countries of the South Pacific to the end of 1975, which was announced by the Government in 1972.

(2)   What is the estimated cost of each of the projects on which a decision has been made.

(3)   What sum has been provided to each of the countries to be covered by the program to date.

(4)   Is there any country, coming within the scope of the program which has not yet received aid under the program.


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

On 17 May 1972, the then Minister for Foreign Affairs announced in the House of Representatives that Australia would provide $15m in aid to the countries of the South Pacific region up to the end of 1975.

The following list includes projects approved to date, date of approval and estimated cost:

 

 







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