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Tuesday, 14 October 1975
Page: 2092


Mr Snedden asked the Minister representing the Minister for Labor and Immigration, upon notice:

(   1 ) What is the advertising budget of the Department of Labor and Immigration for 1975-76.

(2)   What types of advertising are entailed in expenditure of this amount.

(3)   What were the corresponding figures for each of the last 5 years.


Mr Riordan - The Minister for Labor and Immigration has provided the following answer to the right honourable member's question:

(1)   The 1975-76 advertising publicity and information budget Division 365/2/06 proposed for the Department of Labor and Immigration includes $350,000 for advertising. A provision of $23,000 for migration advertising on behalf of the Department of Labor and Immigration is also included in the appropriation for the Department of the Media. Previously this particular item was included in the appropriation of the Department of Labor and Immigration.

(2)   The planned Labor and Immigration advertising program for 1975-76 includes $ 100,000 for staff advertising and $250,000 for promoting employment opportunities particularly for youth, handicapped persons and aborigines, and for apprenticeship and industrial training.

(3)   In 1974-75 expenditure on advertising amounted to $ 1,534,678. Prior to the amalgamation of the Department of Labour and the Department of Immigration in mid- 1974, aggregate expenditure by both Departments on advertising comparable with that included in answer to question ( 1 ) is as follows:

 







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