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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3178


Mr Groom asked the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, upon notice, on 12 October 1977:

(1)   Will he provide the names of all persons currently employed in Tasmania, full or part-time, whose salaries or stipend are paid out of Commonwealth funds and whose responsibilities relate primarily to the welfare of Aboriginal people.

(2)   What office does each person hold and precisely what is the nature of his or her duties.

(3)   Where is the usual place of work of each of these persons.

(4)   What is the current rate of salary or stipend of each of these persons.

(   5 ) If any of these persons has been employed or engaged for a period in excess of 2 years, what amount has he or she received in each of the last 5 financial years.

(6)   What sum has the Commonwealth spent on all aid to Aborigines in Tasmania in each of the years from 1972-73 to 1976- 77, inclusive, and how much is it proposed so spend in 1977- 78.

(7)   How many persons of Aboriginal descent are now resident in Tasmania, giving a breakdown for each electoral division in that State.

(8)   What amount has been spent on Aboriginal legal aid in Tasmania in each of the years from 1972-73 to 1975-76, inclusive.


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

(   1 ) (a) Department of Aboriginal Affairs Mr B. Lindsay and Mrs K. Ashlin.

(b)   Flinders Island Community Association Inc.

(i)   Town Management and Public Utilities-Mr D. Roughley and Mrs P. Lowrey

(ii)   Enterprise-Mrs W. Riddle, K. Everett, R. Purdon, V. Graham, D. Farley, M. Graham, D. Willis and F. Willis.

(c)   Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.-Mr M. Mansell, Miss H. Sculthorpe, Mr C. Mansell, Miss D. Mansell, Miss D. Gardner, Mr P. Slicer.

(d)   Health Department (State)- Sister J. Jones

(e)   Welfare Department (State)-Mesdames M. Mabb, L. Dixon, L. Chris tensen, D. Brown, F. Gardner, M. Thomas, R. Mansell.

(f)   Education (State)-Mesdames J. Patmore, A. McEnry, T. Ackerley, S. Peattie, J. Prior, A Daley, T. Meyes, T. Down, P. Pettit, P. Trail, J. Haywood, J. Cooper, N. Van Englen, Boutten.

(g)   Education (Commonwealth)-Messrs J. McCulloch, B. Hartney, R. Calitz.

(2)   (A) Department of Aboriginal Affairs

(i)   Mr B.Lindsay, Officer-in-Charge, TasmaniaLiaison and consultation with all Commonwealth/ State/local government resource departments, continuing consultation with Aboriginal organisations, agent for Aboriginal Loans Commission and Aboriginal Hostels Limited.

(ii)   Mrs K.Ashlin- Clerical Assistant Grade 2- normal office duties.

(B)   Flinders Island Community Association Inc. (FICA).

(i)   Mr D.Roughley, Manager-responsible to FICA executives for supervision and administration of all activities.

(ii)   Mrs P.Lowrey, typist-normal office duties.

(iii)   Messrs W. Riddle and F. Willis-contract carpenters.

(iv)   Messrs R. Purden and D. Farley- truck drivers/labourers.

(v)   Messrs K. Everett, V. Graham, D. Willis, N. Graham- labourers.

(C)   Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc. (TAC).

(i)   Mr M.Mansell-State Secretary/Public Officer responsible to TAC executive for supervision and administration of all activities relating to Aboriginal legal aid services carried out by that organisation.

(ii)   Miss H. Sculthorpe- Administrative Secretary responsible for budgeting, accounting etc

(iii)   Mr C.Mansell-Legal Aid Field Officerinterviewing of Aboriginal people seeking legal aid, briefing solicitors on cases etc

(iv)   Miss D. Mansell and Miss D. Gardner- typist/receptionist's normal office duties.

(v)   Mr P.Slicer- retained solicitor-part-time advising on legal cases and part-time representation.

(D)   Health (State)- Sister J. Jones- nursing sisterprovision of medical services in an isolated area.

(v)   Mr P.Slicer-retained solicitor-part-time advising on legal cases and part-time representation.

(D)   Health (State)- Sister J. Jones-nursing sisterprovision of medical services in an isolated area.

(E)   Welfare (State)-Mesdames M. Mabb, L. Dixon, L. Christensen, D. Brown, F. Gardner, M. Thomas and R. Mansell- part-time Aboriginal Homemakers providing personal assistance and liaising with other agencies to assist Aboriginal families who are unable to cope due to social pressures, imprisonment of breadwinner and other related circumstances.

(F)   Education (State)- Mesdames J. Patmore, A. McEnry, T. Ackerley, S. Peattie, J. Prior, A. Daley, T. Meyes, T. Down, P. Pettit, P. Trail, J. Haywood, J. Cooper, N. Van Englen, Boutten- part-time remedial teachers assisting slow learner Aboriginal children to compete on an equal basis with children who are able to cope with studies.

(G)   Education (Commonwealth)- Mr J. McCullochEducation Officer Class 2 Messrs B. Hartney, R. CalitzEducation Officers Class 1- Student Service Section, involved among other duties in administration of Aboriginal Secondary and Study Grant Schemes in Tasmania.

(   3 ) ( A) Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Hobart.

(B)   Flinders Island Community Association Inc., Flinders Island.

(C)   Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Inc.- Mr M. Mansell, Miss H. Sculthorpe, Miss D. Mansell, Mr P. Slicer-Hobart. Mr C. Mansell, Miss D. Gardner- Launceston.

(D)   Health (State)- Sister J. Jones- Cape Barren Island.

(E)   Welfare (State)-Mesdames Mabb, Dixon, Christensen, Brown- Hobart. Mesdames Gardner, Thomas, Mansell- Launceston.

(F)   Education (State)- Mesdames Patmore, Ackerley, Prior, Daley-Hobart; Mrs McEnry-Sygnet; Mrs PeattieHuonville; Mesdames Meyes and Down- Acton; Mrs Pettit- Smithton; Mrs Trail- Launceston; Mrs HaywoodCressy; Mrs Cooper- Summerdale; Mrs Boutten- Flinders Island; Mrs Van Englen- Summerdale.

(G)   Education (Commonwealth) Messrs McCulloch, Hartney and Calitz- Hobart.

(4)   This information is personal and I am not prepared to divulge it.

(   5 ) As for Question (4).

(6)   Total Commonwealth expenditure in Tasmania is as follows-1972-73-not available; 1973-74-not available; 1 974-75 -$5 1 8, 000; 1 975-76 - $6 1 2,879; 1976-77-$452,527; 1 977-78-$497,000 (proposed).

(7)   Until the 1976 Census figures become available no definite answer can be given. In April 1 975 the Senate Standing Committee on Social Environment heard evidence to the effect that the total Tasmanian Aboriginal population was between 4,000 and 5,000. The Department of Aboriginal Affairs is currently in the process of compiling community profiles. These indicate in their incomplete form, an Aboriginal population in excess of 2,000 in Tasmania.

(8)   Information on Commonwealth expenditure on Legal Aid in 1972-73 and 1973-74 is not available. Expenditure in other years is as follows: 1974-75-$66,000; 1975-76-$85,000; l976-77-$85,000.







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