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Thursday, 24 February 1977

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, upon notice:

What progress has been made in setting up a Bureau of Labour Economics which can compile and evaluate statistics relating to the labour market as a means of assisting the Government in its economic planning.

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

Aside from the formality for creating a position of Director consideration has not proceeded regarding the establishment of a Bureau of Labour Economics in the present circumstances of restraint.

Analysis of labour market statistics continues of course to be undertaken by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations, the main statistics being compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department.

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