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Thursday, 5 December 1974
Page: 3249


Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Overseas Trade, upon notice:

(1)   Which persons appointed since December 1972 from outside the Australian Public Service to Boards. Commissions and Statutory Authorities under the Minister's responsibility are members of the Australian Labor Party or who, prior to the 1972 election, publicly advocated the return of the Labor Government.

(2)   What salary and allowances are paid to each such appointee.

(3)   What, if any, additional staff and facilties have been provided for each such appointee.

(4)   What was the cost of such staff and facilities in the years ending (a) 30 June 1973 and (b) 30 June 1974.

(5)   What is the estimated cost of such staff and facilities for the year ending 30 June 1975.


Senator Wriedt - The Minister for Overseas Trade has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

I refer the honourable senator to the answer given by the Minister representing the Prime Minister to a similar question asked by him (see Hansard of 31 October 1974. page 2198).

Overseas Investment in Australia


Senator Wriedt -On 31 October 1974 Senator Jessop asked the Minister representing the Treasurer the following question without notice:

I refer to the Deputy Prime Minister's pending visit to the United States and other countries to persuade overseas enterprises to invest in Australia. As this seems to be an incredible reversal of Government policy in respect of overseas investment in this country, can the Minister give details of the type of investment that the Government has in mind and the amount of capital that the Deputy Prime Minister hopes to attract from foreign investors?

The Minister for Overseas Trade has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

I refer the honourable senator to the answer I gave to a similar question asked by the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives on 29 October 1974 (Hansard, pages 2909 and 2910).







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