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Wednesday, 1 December 1976


Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister, representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice:

(1)   How much was paid to each State for pre-school teachers ' salaries in 1 975-76.

(2)   What is the estimated total payment to each State for pre-school teachers 'salaries in 1976-77.


Mr Hunt - The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question.

(1)   Recurrent support forpre-school education services under the Commonwealth Government's Children's Services Program is directed towards the salary costs of both pre-school teachers and assistants. Grants for pre-school education also contribute to the support of play centres and toddlers' groups, where staff are employed, and pre-school advisers.

State authorities are responsible for the detailed disbursement of the bulk of the moneys provided for these purposes, and the Commonwealth does not have details of the proportion of these grant moneys paid towards pre-school teachers' salaries as distinct from other staff categories.

Payments to the States from the 1975-76 appropriations for support for staff in pre-school services, including play centres, toddlers' groups and advisers, were as follows:

 

 

Payments made directly to organisations in 1975-76 for recurrent assistance for pre-schoolservices were:

 

(2)   The estimated payments by the Commonwealth in 1976-77 in respect of recurrent assistance to pre-school services as outlined in the answer to ( 1 ) above, are:

 







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