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Wednesday, 25 September 1974
Page: 1431


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(   1 ) On what establishment strength is the officer strength of the Australian Regular Army based?


Senator Bishop - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(   1 ) As announced by the Minister for Defence in the Parliament on 30 May 1 973, the Army 's organisation and career structure is based on an Army planning strength of 36,000.

Australian Capital Territory: Pre-schools (Question No. 95)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

What suburbs planned and developed in the Australian Capital Territory from 1968 to 1974 have not included provision for a pre-school.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Stirling, O 'Malley and Belconnen 27 are the only suburbs planned and developed or in the process of development, in the Australian Capital Territory from 1968 to 1974 where the need for a pre-school has not yet been established. All suburbs planned in this period except Belconnen 27 have areas identified for construction of educational facilities, including pre-schools. A decision to construct facilities is dependent upon the rate of development and occupation of the suburb. Studies of pre-school needs in these areas are under way through the A.C.T. Education Planning Committee.

Australian Capital Territory Weetangera Pre-school (Question No. 96)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

For what area is the Weetangera pre-school, in the Australian Capital Territory, meant to provide pre-school education facilities.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

The Weetangera pre-school is meant to provide preschool education facilities for Weetangera. It will also meet Hawker pre-school needs until the Hawker pre-school is occupied at the beginning of the 1976 school year.

Australian Capital Territory Weetangera Pre-school (Question No. 97)


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many places are available in the Weetangera pre-school, in the Australian Capital Territory.

(   2 ) How many children are enrolled in the pre-school.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(   1 ) There are 120 places available in the Weetangera preschool.

(2)   In August, 115 children were enrolled in the preschool.







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