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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 136


Senator WILLESEE asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Idustry, upon notice: (.1) How many officers of the Department of Trade and Industry have a knowledge of (a) Chinese, (b) Japanese, (c) Indonesian, (d) Arabic, and (e) Spanish.

(2)   In each of the above languages, how many officers have attained the various levels of proficiency.


Senator COTTON (New South WalesrMinister for Civil Aviation) The Minister for Trade and Industry has given me the following answer:

(1)   The numbers of officers of the Department of Trade and Industry (excluding officers of the Tariff Board) who have a knowledge of the languages listed in the question are:

(a)   Chinese 12

(b)   Japanese 33

(c)   Indonesian 34

(d)   Arabic 4

(e)   Spanish 41

(2)   The numbers of officers who have attained the various levels of proficiency are:

 







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