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Thursday, 9 December 1976
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Mr Morris asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice:

(1)   Will the Minister explain why only 4 copies of the report entitled Indicators of Community Well-being have been made available to members through the Bills and Papers Office.

(2)   Is this further evidence of the Government's determination to deny the Parliament important community information.

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

(   1 ) and (2 ) In the tabling statement for Professor Vinson 's report on Indicators of Community Well-being I said, and I quote.

For this tabling my Department has supplied a limited number of photocopies of the research. However, in January next year the Australian Government Publishing Service will also make printed copies available to all honourable senators and members.'

The usual number of copies required for tabling are 330 and these will be forwarded to Parliament House as soon as the printing is completed.

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