Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3133


Mr Calder asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice, on 1 1 October 1977:

In respect of (a) the Central Australian Aboriginal Medical Service, (b) the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, (c) the Central Australian Aborigines Congress and (d) the Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, (i) how many persons are employed by each organisation, (ii) what titles, remuneration and other employment benefits are given to or received by employees of each organisation, (iii) who is responsible for the hiring and firing of employees, (iv) are each organisation's financial records and expenditure subject to any audit requirements, if so, what are the requirements, and (v) are vehicle records and logbooks kept; if so, who is responsible for keeping the records and logbooks.


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

(i)   Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, $260,000; Central Australian Aborigines Congress (including Medical Service), $512,500; Aboriginal Hostels Limited, $477,000 (including $244,000 capital works).

On the basis of the salary component contained in those approvals, provision was made for the employment of the following number of persons:

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, 1 1; Central Australian Aborigines Congress (including Medical Service), 50; Aboriginal Hostels Limited, 18.

The organisations are autonomous bodies and free to engage additional staff or otherwise re-organise levels of staff providing the allocation of funds for salaries is not overspent. Finance from independent sources may be obtained over which my Department has no control.

(ii)   See (i)

(iii)   This information is contained in the Constitutions or Articles of each organisation and these may be examined at the Company's office at Canberra and Darwin respectively.

(iv)   Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, Yes- Quarterly certified returns and annual audited statements; Central Australian Aborigines Congress (including Medical Service), Yes- Quarterly certified returns and annual audited statements; Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Yes- Quarterly certified returns and annual audited statements.

(v)   Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, Yes; Central Australian Aborigines Congress (including Medical Service), Yes; Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Yes.

Each organisation is responsible for controlling its own vehicle usage.







Suggest corrections