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Thursday, 24 February 1977
Page: 524

Mr E G WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister for Productivity, upon notice:

Is the Government still committed to establishing the Productivity Commission and Productivity Study Centre which it undertook to establish during the last election campaign?

Mr Macphee (BALACLAVA, VICTORIA) (Minister for Productivity) -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The new Department of Productivity will be responsible for those matters which it was envisaged would be handled by a Productivity Commission and a Productivity Study Centre.

The Department will be working in close collaboration with other organisations involved in productivity promotion, and is being organised so as to facilitate investigation of the means of increasing productivity, including improved technology transfer.

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