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The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

Thirty-Third Annual Report

1980

Presented pursuant to Statute 10 September 1981 Ordered to be printed 24 September 1981

Parliamentary Paper No. 172/1981

Services Canteens Trust Fund

Thirty-Third Annual Report 1980

THE SERVICES TRUST FUNDS ACT 1947

Services Canteens Trust Fund

Annual Report 1980

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNM ENT PUBLISHING SERVICE CANBERRA 1981

© Commonwealth of Australia 1981

SUMMARY

Since "\e Services Canteens Trust Fund was established in

taken marge of

— assets totalling — investment earnings totalling

and expended

— under General Welfare —under the Education Scheme

leaving a residual balance of

1947, the Trustees have:

$

11 066 086 11 301 961 22 368 047

$

7 856 426 11 804 065 19 660 491

2 707 556

Printed by U nion O ffset C o. Pty Ltd, C anberra.

TRUSTEES OF THE SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND (as at 31 December 1980)

Chairman: Major-General R. R. Gordon, C.B.E., D.S.O., A M E D B Com A.A.S.A. Deputy Chairman: Group Officer Clare G. Stevenson. M.B.E.. B.Ed., M.A.I.W. Deputy Chairman: J. A. K. Wicks, Esq., Dip.Com., F.A.S.A., F.C.I.S..

C. R. Eggleston, Esq. Miss D. M. Langley, M .B.E.. B.Sc., Dip.Diet, Dip.Crim. Captain T. E. Nave, O.B.E., R.N. (Rtd)

Commodore D. H. D. Smyth, A.O., R.A.N. (Rtd)

General Secretary: Colonel J. D. Andrew, O.B.E., B.Ec. Address: 440 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic. 3000

REGIONAL COMMITTEES (as at 31 December 1980)

QUEENSLAND Chairman: T. Williams, Esq., J.P., A.A.S.A., A.C.I.S., A.A.1.1. Secretary: C. R. Gilbert, Esq., J.P. A. W. Bowman, Esq., J.P ., Dip.A.1.1.

A. F. Bushman, Esq. L. F. Fraser, Esq., J.P. Mrs. S. M. Mann Miss D. J. Skov

Lieutenant-Colonel R. F. England Address: Victoria Barracks, Brisbane, Qld 4000

NEW SOUTH WALES Chairman: A. J. S. Cotter, Esq., O.B.E., E.D., F.C.A. Secretary: S. D. Mulliner, Esq., M.B.E., J.P. M. J. Carew, Esq., J.P ., B.A., Dip.Ed.

Mrs N. Lee Mrs. F. R. O’Neill, M.B.E. Miss M. Seavers Wing Commander E. L. Watson

Lieutenant-Commander A. F. Parry, V.R.D., R.A.N. (Rtd) Address: Anzac Memorial Building, Hyde Park, N.S.W. 2000 (G.P.O. Box 3847, Sydney, N.S.W. 2001)

VICTORIA Chairman: F. J. Allen, Esq., M .B.E., A.M.SAE.-A. Secretary: Mrs. M. D. Sparks E. J. Anselmi, Esq.

Mrs. Beryl Carter J. H. Jeffreys, Esq. G. Mackenzie, Esq., O.B.E. E. J. Saggers, Esq.

Address: Chancery House, 485 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic. 3000 (G.P.O. Box 717F, Melbourne, Vic. 3001)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Chairman: Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Arthur Lee, K.B.E., M.C. Secretary: J. R. Sabine, Esq., F.C.A. Mrs E. H. Ainsworth A. W. Archer, Esq. Η. E. Y. Bell, Esq., M .B.E., M.C., A.A.S.A. G. L. Duffield, Esq., A.M., F.C.A. D. K. Goldsmith, Esq. Mrs. E. Mayo, C.B.E. N. J. Paterson, Esq. M. G. Taylor, Esq. Mrs V. I. Warhurst Address: G.P.O. Box 2438, Adelaide, S.A. 5001

WESTERN AUSTRALIA Chairman: Mrs S. M. Kenworthy, C.M.G., O.B.E., B.A., L.L.B. Secretary: J. W. Limb, Esq., J.P. R. R. Bell, Esq.

Mrs G. C. Forsyth, O.B.E., B.E.M. C. L. Howard, Esq., D.F.C. Captain F. J. Ingram, J.P. E. P. Odgers, Esq., A.A.S.A. B. V. Roach, Esq. H. Read-Smith, Esq.

Address: Swan Barracks, Perth, W.A. 6000

TASMANIA Chairman: J. Kennedy, Esq. Secretary: Mrs F. E. Cox R. G. Blundstone, Esq., O.B.E.

G. S. Broomfield, Esq., O.A.M. P. C. Downie, Esq. R. A. Newton, Esq. Mrs Marjorie Quinn, M.B.E. R. Balmer, Esq. Mrs. L. Dixon Address: Anglesea Barracks, Davey Street, Hobart, Tas. 7002

NORTHERN TERRITORY DARWIN T. R. Lawler, Esq.

Address: P.O. Box 167, Darwin, N.T. 5794

ALICE SPRINGS A. G. W. Greatorex, Esq., A.M., O.B.E., M .C., J.P.

Address: P.O. Box 69, Alice Springs, N.T. 5750

NEW ZEALAND Chairman: Group Captain G. Dyke, D.F.C. K. G. Fuller, Esq. Address: P.O. Box 12145, Wellington North, New Zealand

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UNITED KINGDOM Chairman: Air Vice-Marshal R. E. Frost Honorary Secretary: Squadron Leader J. R. de Bomford Honorary Treasurer: W. K. Wells, Esq., B .A ., A.C.A.

Address: Australia House, Strand, London, W.C. 2B 4LA, England

The following also served during the year as members of Regional Committees: L. R. Nettheim, Esq., J.P., New South Wales Regional Committee The late Dr. D. F. Spring, O.B.E., D.D.Sc. (Melb)., F.R.A.C.D.S., F.I.C.D., Victorian Regional Committee

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FORMER TRUSTEES OF THE SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

Major-General W. M. Anderson, C.B.E., D.S.O. Captain J. M. Armstrong, C.B.E., D .S.O ., R.A.N. (Rtd)

The late Brigadier A. S. Blackburn, V.C., C.M.G., C.B.E., E.D., LL.B. (Chairman) J. R. Dalziel, Esq. The late Eric Harding, Esq., O.B.E., M.M. (Chairman)

The late Brigadier S. B. Holder, O.B.E., F.C.A. (Aust) Air Marshal Sir George Jones, K.B.E., C.B., D.F.C., R.A.A.F. (Rtd) The late Μ. E. L. Jones, Esq., A.C.A., A.C.I.S. B. J. McDonald, Esq., LL.B. J. H. Jamison, Esq., O.B.E., F.C.A. The late Vice-Admiral Sir Hastings Harrington. K.B.E.,

C . B., D.S.O. The late Air Vice-Marshal W. L. Hely, C.B., C.B.E., A.F.C., R.A.A.F. (Rtd) The late Lieutenant-General Sir Eric W. Woodward,

K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. The late Rear-Admiral Ο. H. Becher, C.B.E., D.S.O., D. S.C. The late Major-General E. J. Milford, C.B., C .B .E.,

D.S.O., (Deputy Chairman) Vice-Admiral Sir Richard I. Peek, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.C. Commodore J. H. Dowson, C.B.E., R.A.N. (Rtd) Air Vice-Marshal J. E. Hewitt, C .B .E ., F .A .I.M .,

R.A.A.F. (Rtd) The late Brigadier J. D. Rogers, C.B.E., M.C., E.D., (De­ puty Chairman) Captain E. J. Peel, D.S.C., R.A.N. (Rtd) Captain J. McL. Adams, O.B.E., R.A.N. (Rtd) The late M. Harrison, Esq., C.B.E., J.P. Commodore J. Plunkett-Cole, R.A.N. (Rtd) N. J. Dermody, Esq. The late Major-General Sir Alan Ramsay, C.B., C.B.E.,

D.S.O., E .D .. B.Sc., Dip.Ed., F.A.C.E. Rear-Admiral B. S. Murray, A.O.

1. 7.47 to 31. 8.51 1. 7.47 to 12.10.50 and 6.11.52 to 12.11.54

1. 7.47 to 24.11.60 1. 7.47 to 30. 9.47 1. 7.47 to 11.12.77 1. 7.47 to 27. 5.57

1. 7.47 to 16. 5.51 1. 7.47 to 1. 5.74

1. 7.47 to 21.10.49 8. 1.48 to 5. 7.76

12.10.50 to 27. 9.51

24. 5.51 to 13. 6.57

1. 9.51 to 25. 6.53

27. 9.51 to 6.11.52

25. 6.53 to 22.11.65 12.11.54 to 25. 6.56 25. 6.56 to 20. 8.58

13. 6.57 to 29. 4.77

18. 9.57 to 4. 3.76

21. 8.58 to 9. 4.59

9. 4.59 to 6.10.61 11.11.60 to 17. 3.73 6.10.61 to 13. 2.73 21.10.65 to 1. 4.71

22.11.65 to 30. 5.72 1. 3.74 to 30.11.75

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The Services Canteens Trust Fund THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES

The Honourable the Treasurer Sir,

INTRODUCTION

1. The Trustees of the Services Canteens Trust Fund have the honour to submit this, their Thirty-third Annual Report, for presentation to Parliament in conformity with section 34 of the Services Trust Funds Act 1947.

2. The period covered by this report is from 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1980.

THE FUND

3. The Services Canteens Trust Fund was established in 1947 under the Services Trust Funds Act of the Commonwealth Parliament. It is a non-govemmental organisation ad­ ministered by honorary Trustees appointed by the Governor-General. The Act provides that the Tmstees are empowered to do all such acts and things as appear to them necessary for the

administration of the Fund.

4. The Fund was derived from the profits and assets of the Navy, Army and Air Force Canteens Services accumulated over the period of war between 3 September 1939 and 30 June 1947, mess and regimental funds of disbanded wartime units, moneys derived from the sale of amenities supplied to the Defence Forces during the war, funds held by the

Australian Military Forces Special Benefits Committee, the Tmstees of the Royal Austra­ lian Navy Relief Fund and the Royal Australian Air Force Welfare Fund, donations and other transfers to the Fund.

5. In accordance with section 22 of the Act (see Appendix A) assistance is provided from the Fund for:

(a) welfare relief of eligible ex-service men and women and their dependants in needy circumstances; (b) educational assistance for eligible children, and (c) eligible children suffering from serious afflictions.

6. Benefits from the Fund may be granted only to the men and women who, between 3 September 1939 and 30 June 1947, were: (a) members of the naval, military or air forces of the Commonwealth, or (b) members of any nursing service or women’s service attached to or auxiliary to any

branch of the Defence Forces of the Commonwealth including members of the canteens staff of any ship of the Royal Australian Navy, and any person duly accredited to any part of the Defence Force who served in an official capacity on full-time paid duty, and the dependants of any such ex-service man or woman.

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7. The total sum taken over by the Trustees, excluding the Palmer and Dawson Memorial Bursary, to 31 December 1980 was:

from the Navy from the Army from the Air Force from other sources

Total

$

3 12 008 8 873 200 1 801 016 79 862 11 066 086

8. The above amount includes an increase of $5 000 being a grant by the Department of Social Security to assist in the provision of emergency cash relief to those in needy circumstances requiring immediate assistance. This money was totally expended during the year as part of this type of assistance provided in the States by Regional Committees under delegated powers. Additional to this grant, a donation of $500 was received. This is referred to in paragraph 26 of this report. A deduction of $132 was made to the amount shown as transferred to the custody of the Trustees. This represented the writing off of exchange rate losses accumulated since the inception of the Fund on funds held overseas by the United Kingdom and New Zealand Regional Committees. Details of other amounts transferred to the Fund in previous years are shown in the annual report for 1974 and subsequent annual reports. Financial statements for 1980 are at Appendix ‘B \

9. Interest earned on investments and receipts from other sources were:

Income

Total

Income to

in 1980 M Dec. 1980

$ $

General Account 338 717 7 657 029

Education Account — 3 644 932

Total 338 717 11 301 961

10. Due to the planned rundown of the Fund, the income for 1980 was $53,360 less than the previous year.

11. The expenditure from the Fund was:

General Account Education Account Total

Expenditure for 1980

$

355 926 265 967 621 893

Total

Expenditure to M Dee. 1980

$

7 856 426 1 I 804 065 19 660 491

12. Expenditures through the Education Account arc made by an annual transfer from the General Account as authorised by the Act. This practice was adopted following the total depletion of the Education Account in 1973.

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13. An important component of the total expenditure for the year was the amount granted to widows and orphans as welfare relief and educational benefits. This totalled $282 494 during 1980, being a decline of almost 10% on the equivalent sum in the previous year. This decline was due to the fall in the number of children applying for education awards and a

slight fall in the average amount granted as welfare payments. The total outlay on the provision of relief for widows and orphans since the inception of the fund is $9 528 585.

14. Pursuant to the plans of the Trustees, which involve the distribution of part of the capital as well as interest each year, there was an overall depletion of $277 676 in the capital of the Fund during the year. As at 31 December 1980 the balance remaining in the Fund was $2 707 556. If no changes are made to the monetary amounts of education awards and funeral grants, or to the scale of immediate assistance to recently bereaved widows and children, it is estimated that the Fund will terminate in 1986, following the depletion of capital. When reviewing the nominal value of awards and grants for the following twelve

months, the Trustees have had to choose between making increases in order to retain the real value of awards and grants, thus shortening the life of the Fund, or leaving the amounts unchanged. In 1980 they chose to make an increase in the value of education awards.

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Welfare Relief

GENERAL

15. Total welfare expenditures were in line with the previous year as was the number of applications dealt with. The average value of welfare grants to ex-servicemen rose slightly while the average value of similar grants to widows and orphans fell slightly. The overall result was a reasonably steady state with any statistical changes being marginal, though falls exceeded rises.

EX-SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

16. The total number of ex-service men and women who have received welfare help since the inception of the Fund is now 38 328. Many of these have received assistance on several occasions.

WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

17. In 1980 widows and orphans were granted $180 374 compared with $191 159 in 1979. Since the commencement of Fund activities, a total of 28 513 widows and orphans have received assistance.

AFFLICTED CHILDREN

18. The Trustees continue to provide special assistance for eligible children suffering from serious afflictions. However, due to the few children now applying for these benefits, activity in this area remained at a very low level. The total amount granted to afflicted children during the year was $2 163 compared with $ 1 096 in the previous year.

19. Up to 31 December 1980, 2 746 afflicted children have been granted assistance under this scheme at a total cost of $351 665.

WELFARE RELIEF GRANTED

20. Details of the financial assistance granted for welfare relief are set out in Appendix C.

21. The assistance granted for welfare purposes during 1980 was:

$

To ex-service men and women and their dependants 75 190

To widows and orphans 180 374

For afflicted children 2 163

For counselling services 34 446

Total 292 173

This is a decrease of $947 compared with 1979.

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22. The total amounts granted for welfare purposes from the inception of the Fund in 1947 December 1980 were: (a) Welfare assistance: (i) To ex-service men and women and

their dependants: $ $

Total to 31 December 1979 2 509 944

For year 1980 75 190

2 585 134

(ii) To widows and orphans: Total to 31 December 1979 2 685 442

For year 1980 180 374

2 865 816

(iii) For afflicted children: Total to 31 December 1979 349 502

For year 1980 2 163

351 665

(b) For counselling services: Total to 31 December 1979 579 648

For year 1980 34 446

614 094

(c) Mature age scholarships for training social workers (d) Research into phantom limb pains

35 727

suffered by amputees 17 200

(e) Research into the problems of widows 5 000

Total 6 474 636

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Education

POLICY

23. The present form of the Education Scheme was established by the Trustees in 1974. Details are contained in the annual report for that year.

24. Education awards are subject to a means test which is reviewed annually and altered if necessary, if pensions have risen, so as not to exclude children who were eligible for benefits in the previous year. Accordingly, at the annual review in 1980 the Trustees decided to accept applications for awards payable in 1981 from eligible persons where the gross family income for families with one eligible child does not exceed:

—married pensioners $6 900 per annum

—orphans and single parent families $5 600 per annum

—others $5 700 per annum

The increment allowed to gross family income for each additional child was increased from $920 to $ 1 020 per annum. The nominal value of education awards was also increased. The basic award was increased from $ 120 to $ 130 and the clothing allowance payable in the year in which the child commences secondary schooling was increased from $50 to $60.

25. A total of 1 568 education awards were paid in 1980 compared with 1 791 awards paid in the previous year. This decrease of 12.5% is due to the diminishing number of children of World War II ex-service men and women who are still at school. This declining trend is expected to continue in future years.

THE JOHN E. DALEY AWARDS

26. Once again, the Trustees take great pleasure in making special mention of the magnificent record of financial support given by Mr John E. Daley, O.B.E. of Melbourne. This public spirited gentleman made a further donation of $500 during the year, bringing the

total of his donations to the education scheme to $7 000. Mr Daley has made a donation in each of the past fourteen years to assist in the education of orphan children—a remarkable record of consistent support.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

27. Details of education assistance granted from the Fund are set out at Appendix D. The total amount expended on education awards for eligible children in 1980 was $202 214. The total amounts expended on educational assistance from the inception of the Fund to 31 December 1980 were:

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$

(a) Primary, secondary and tertiary education 10 288 369

(b) Post-graduate study and research (now discontinued) 131 581

(c) Higher training education awards— general (now discontinued) 12 175

(d) Higher training education awards—craftsmen (now discontinued) 6 435

Total 10 438 560

28. From the inception of the Fund to 31 December 1980, 67 320 individual students have been granted educational assistance as under:

(a) Children eligible for education allowances from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (awards to these children were terminated in 1968) (b) Children not eligible for educational allowances from

the Department of Veterans' Affairs (c) Post-graduate scholars (d) Students granted higher training education awards: General 16

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Numbers

16 750

50 516 31

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67 320

29. Education awards are granted on an annual basis. Many of the above students have received several awards over a number of years. The number of awards granted to 31 December 1980 totalled 141 404.

PALMER AND DAWSON MEMORIAL BURSARIES

30. The Trustees administer the Palmer and Dawson Memorial bursaries which were established from funds donated by Danish citizens to honour the memory of two Australian pilots. Flying Officers John Herbert Palmer of Victoria and Ronald George Dawson of New South Wales, who lost their lives in operations over Denmark during World War II. In 1980

four bursaries of $90 each were awarded.

31. The Trustees decided that, as the residual capital of this Memorial Trust would be exhausted in 1981, the available funds would be totally expended by awarding five Bursaries of $92 each in 1981.

General

FUND ADMINISTRATION

32. In accordance with the policy of Trustees of achieving the maximum practicable administrative economies consistent with efficiency and equitable treatment of long serving employees, the Queensland and Victorian Regional Office staff were placed on a part time basis during the year. This was facilitated in Queensland by the transfer of the administra­ tion of Queensland education awards to the Central Office. The administration of all education awards is now centralized and substantial economies have been achieved in recent years due to this progressive re-arrangement as the volume of applications di­ minished. The Trustees are very pleased that they have been able to retain the services and valued experience of the staff concerned on a part time basis.

REGIONAL COMMITTEES

33. With the exception of the Northern Territory, the Trustees are represented by Reg­ ional Committees in each State, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. There are nomi­ nated representatives in Darwin and Alice Springs. In the A .C.T., applications for benefits are handled by the Returned Services League and the Legacy Club of Canberra. Elsewhere overseas, the Trustees are represented by the Australian Diplomatic and Consular Corps. All the foregoing serve in an honorary capacity. This system of representation continues to work well. The Trustees record their thanks for the excellent service given to the Fund, and ex-service men and women generally, by the Regional Chairmen and members of Regional Committees and the Representatives of the Fund in other places.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

34. The Trustees have consistently sought to co-operate with kindred and other interested organizations in the solution of problems concerning the ex-service community. This particularly applies to cases where substantial sums of money or continuing advice and counsel are required. The co-operation of Legacy, RSL, Carry On, and many other similar organizations is much appreciated. One case deserving special mention is the provision by the Western Australian Lotteries Commission of $2 450 as the major contribution towards the cost of an electric go-cart for a double amputee. There were many other instances of co-operative effort. They are too numerous to list.

35. The Trustees are heavily dependent upon outside assistance to ensure that all reason­ able efforts are made to acquaint those in need of the existence of the Fund and the availability of assistance to eligible persons. In this regard, special mention must be made of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and other departments of both Federal and State Governments, ex-service and kindred organizations and the editors of their journals. The assistance given willingly and freely by all concerned has enabled the responsibilities of the Trust to be effectively discharged.

36. The re-organization of the staff consequent upon the rundown of the Fund, involving a change from full time to part time employment in most cases, has been achieved with outstanding success due to the co-operation of all concerned. The Trustees wish to express their deep appreciation to Colonel J. D. Andrew, the General Secretary, and to all members of the staff for their loyal and devoted service.

Yours faithfully, R. R. GORDON C. G. STEVENSON J. A. K. WICKS C. R. EGGLESTON 12

D. M. LANGLEY T. E. NAVE D. H. D. SMYTH

APPENDIX A

EMPLOYMENT OF THE FUND

Section 22 of the Services Trust Funds Act 1947 prescribes:

‘(1) Of the funds transferred to the Trustees of the Services Canteens Trust Fund in pursuance of this Part, the sum of five million dollars and such further sums as the Trustees from time to time consider advisable shall be set aside by the Trustees to be applied in providing educational assistance including professional and trade training:

(a) for the children of deceased or incapacitated eligible servicemen or of the eligible servicemen who are in needy circumstances; and (b) for the children of eligible servicemen other than those mentioned in paragraph (a) of this sub-section, which children are, in the opinion of the Trustees, particularly

deserving of assistance by reason of exceptional circumstances and in providing, where considered desirable by the Trustees, for the maintenance or welfare of any children of eligible servicemen for whom educational assistance, including professional or trade training, is provided in pursuance of this sub-section.

(2) The balance of the Services Canteens Trust Fund, after setting aside, as required by the last preceding sub-section, the sum referred to in that sub-section, shall be applied by the Trustees for the benefit of: (a) eligible servicemen in necessitous or deserving circumstances;

(b) the dependants of deceased or totally or partially incapacitated eligible servicemen or of eligible servicemen in necessitous or deserving circumstances; and (c) the dependants of eligible servicemen, other than those mentioned in paragraph (b) of this sub-section, which dependants are, in the opinion of the Trustees, in

necessitous circumstances or particularly deserving of assistance, and in the provision of relief or benefit for eligible servicemen and their dependants in such other cases as the Trustees think fit.’

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APPENDIX B

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

STATEMENT OF GENERAL FUND AS AT 31 DECEMBER 1980

Receipts

Progressive

For year ended 31 Dec. 1980

Total to

31 Dec. 1980

A m ount transferred to the S ervices

$ $

C anteens T rust Fund (132) 1 1 053 752

D onations G rant from D epartm ent o f Social

525 7 334

Services (see N ote ‘C ’)

Less A m ounts allocated to E ducation A ccount and donations m ade direct to E ducation

5 000 5 000

11 0 6 6 086

A ccount

Plus

265 967 8 159 133

2 906 953

C apital gain (loss) on investm ent transactions M oneys earned on investm ents and bank 1 860 (5 696)

deposits 334 365 7 660 106

Sundry incom e (sec N ote *D') 2 492 2 619

Pax merits

Progressive

For year ended 31 D ec. 1980

Total to

31 D ec. 1980

$ $ $

W elfare R elief Q ueensland 74 363 861 547

N ew S outh W ales 48 596 1 757 224

V ictoria 84 515 1 433 131

S outh A ustralia 14 891 482 243

W estern A ustralia 29 020 6 80 169

T asm ania 4 179 192 995

N orthern T erritory — 2 012

A ustralian C apital T errito ry — 22 299

O verseas

255 564

19 330

5 4 5 0 950

R esearch ‘Phantom L im b ’ Pains — 17 200

P roblem s o f W idow s in A ustralia 5 000

22 200

M ature A ge Scholarships — 35 727

A fflicted C hildren 2 163 351 665

C o u n selling Salaries & Superannuation 34 4 46 597 841

Investigation E xpenses — 16 253 614 094

34 446

Γ( >ΤΛ1 RFCI 1PTS IN TO C.FNERAF FUND

A d m in i s t r a ti o n Fares & T ravelling E xpenses 3 161 92 379

S ta ff Salaries 103 978 1 970 974

Superannuation 8 21 1 299 426

P rinting & Stationery 1 051 70 337

O ffice E quipm ent 419 16 034

P ostages & T elep h o n e, etc. 4 839 101 427

A dvertising 1 020 31 462

M iscellaneous 4 827 150 920

By A gents o f T rustees p rio r to 31 D ecem ber 1947 — 14 336

127 506 2 747 295

Less Portion chargeable to E ducation A ccount 63 753 1 365 505

63 753 1 381 790

T O T A L PA Y M E N T S 355 926 7 856 426

B A L A N C E O F G E N E R A L FU N D

As at 3 / As at 31

Dec. 1979 Dec. 19170 $ $

Investm ents in governm ent stocks and other trustee securities, at co st (face value at 3 1 .1 2 .8 0 — $2 675 538) 2 927 989 2 680 1 76

D eposits in C om m onw ealth S avings Bank:

C entral O ffice 35 833 (227)

R egional C om m ittees 20 916 27 1 13

C ash on hand 494 494

2 985 232 2 707 556

10 563 982 10 563 982

NOTES: Λ. The liability for provision of long service leave to employees of the Trust Fund amounts to $4 662. Additionally, there is a contingent liability of $5 300 in respect of employees with less than ten years service. B There is a superannuation liability to the Fund arising from pension increases to ex-employees retrospective to 1972. Contra to this liability, a credit exists in

respect of excess earnings of the Superannuation Fund revealed by the actuarial review as at 30th June 1972. The amounts are yet to be determined. C. The grant of $5,(XX) from the Department of Social Security was distributed through Regional Committees in the form of emergency relief. D. Sundry income includes $2 450 held by the Western Australian Regional Committee on behalf of the Western Australian Lotteries Commission pending expenditure on a particular welfare case.

APPENDIX B—CONTINUED

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

STATEMENT OF EDUCATION ACCOUNT AS AT 31 DECEMBER 1980

Receipts

For year ended 31 Dec. 1980

Progressive Total to 31 Dec. 1980

A m ount allocated from G eneral Fund for education assistance pursuant to section 22(1) o f the S ervices T rust

$ $

F unds Act 265 967 8 155 568

D onations — 3 565

C apital gain on investm ent transactions — 12 680

M oneys earned on investm ents and bank deposits — 3 632 252

265 967 11 804 065

P A L M E R A N D DAV

D onation by D anish C itizens 2 508

Interest on investm ents 33 2 660

C apital gain on investm ent transaction — 26

Payments

For year Progressive ended 3 / Total to 3 1

Dec. 1980 Dec. 1980

$ $

E ducation A w ards 202 214 10 288 369

P ost-graduate scho larsh ip s — 150 191

A dm inistrative expenses— P rop o rtio n o f total ad m in istrativ e expenses chargeable to E ducation account 63 753 1 365 505

265 967 I 1 804065

I M E M O R IA L B U R S A R Y

B ursaries granted 3 60 4 732

B A L A N C E O F F U N D

As at 31

Dec. 1980 $ 462

5 194

Investm ent in S tock (at face value)

5 194

In our opinion the accompanying Statements of Receipts and Payments and Balances of the Funds have been properly drawn up so as to show fairly the financial transactions of the Services Canteens Trust Fund and the Palmer and Dawson Memorial Bursary for the year ended 31 December 1980 and the state of their affairs as at that date.

R. R. GORDON, Chairman.

J. D. ANDREW, General Secretary.

24 February 1981

APPENDIX B— CONTINUED

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

CERTIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS AS AT 31 DECEMBER 1980

REPORT OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL The accompanying Statement of General Fund and Statement of Education Account (including Palmer and Dawson Memorial Bursary) are in accordance with the audited accounts and records of the Services Canteens Trust Fund for the year ended 31 December

1980.

(O. FENWICK)

For and on behalf of the Auditor-General 18 March 1981

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APPENDIX C

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

GENERAL WELFARE

(I) Relief Granted

Region

N um ber o f applications

19 4 7 -7 8 1979

dealt with

1980

Total to 31 Dec. 1980

Amount granted in 1980

A verage

4 fo r

1980

Q ueensland 9 621 90 93 9 804

$

16 525

$

189.94

N ew S outh W ales 27 390 124 115 27 629 19 713 176.00

V ictoria 18 525 154 162 18 841 27 421 170.32

South A ustralia 8 069 51 46 8 166 4 0 80 102.00

W estern A ustralia 7 4 84 38 37 7 559 6 304 2 1 0.13

T asm ania 4 526 26 19 4 571 1 147 88.23

A ustralian C apital Territory 343 2 — 345 — —

N ew Z ealand 66 — — 66 — —

U nited K ingdom 235 — — 235 — —

E lsew here O verseas 46 — — 46 — —

T O T A L 76 305 485 472 77 262 75 190 169.73

(2) Number of Individuals Granted Financial Assistance

Region

Total to 31 Dec. 1979

applicants in 1980

Total to 31 Dec. 1980

Q ueensland 4 167 39 4 206

N ew South W ales 14 561 70 14 361

V ictoria 8 678 91 8 769

S outh A ustralia 4 120 12 4 132

W estern A ustralia 4 073 12 4 085

T asm ania 2 059 5 2 064

A ustralian C apital T erritory 208 — 208

N ew Z ealand 59 — 59

U nited K ingdom 134 — 134

Elsew here O verseas 40 — 40

TO T A L 38 099 229 38 328

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WIDOWS AND ORPHANS

(1) Relief Granted

Region

Number o f applications dealt with

1 947-78 1979 1980

Total to 31 Dec. 1980

Amount granted in 1980

Average grant fo r

1980

Q ueensland 5 907 301 399 6 607

$

57 838

$

153.41

N ew S outh W ales 13 487 196 197 13 880 28 883 151.22

V ictoria 12 362 463 410 13 235 57 094 144.18

S outh A ustralia 6 108 93 72 6 273 10 811 152.27

W estern A ustralia 4 464 164 120 4 748 22 715 208.39

T asm ania 1 307 34 38 1 379 3 033 97 .8 4

Elsew here 94 — — 94 — —

T O T A L 43 729 1 251 1 236 46 216 180 374 153.51

(2) Number of Individuals Granted Financial Assistance

Region

Total to 31 Dec. 1979

New

Applicants in 1980

Total to 31 Dec. 1980

Q ueensland 3 525 233 3 758

New S outh W ales 8 089 170 8 259

V ictoria 9 167 250 9 417

S outh A ustralia 3 024 32 3 056

W estern A ustralia 3 094 81 3 175

T asm ania 754 17 771

E lsew here 77 — 77

T O T A L 27 730 783 28 513

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AFFLICTED CHILDREN

(1) Assistance Granted

Region 1 947-78 1979 1980

Total to 31 Dec. 1980

$ $ $ $

Q ueensland 32 102 340 60 32 502

N ew S outh W ales 113 283 — — 113 283

V ictoria 92 218 546 273 93 037

S outh A ustralia 4 0 393 210 150 4 0 753

W estern A ustralia 43 942 — 1 500 45 442

T asm ania 14 890 — 180 15 070

A ustralian C apital T erritory 9 163 — — 9 163

E lsew here 2 415 — — 2 415

TO T A L 348 406 1 096 2 163 351 665

(2) Number of Children Granted Assistance who have not been Assisted Previously

Total to 31 Dec.

Region 1947-78 1979 1980 1980

Q ueensland 246 246

New South W ales 801 — — 801

V ictoria 705 — — 705

S outh A ustralia 514 1 — 515

W estern A ustralia 302 — 1 303

T asm ania 122 — 1 123

A ustralian C apital T erritory 47 — — 47

Elsew here 6 — — 6

TO T A L 2 743 1 2 2 746

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APPENDIX D

SERVICES CANTEENS TRUST FUND

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE GRANTED FROM THE FUND

(1) Education Awards Granted According to Categories of Children

Categories o f children Number o f awards

Continuation o f assistance granted in previous years New awards

Total amount granted

1978 1979 1980 1978 1979 1980 1978 1979 1980

D ouble O rp h an s 37 31 34 21 26 11

$

7 260

$

7 340

$

6 090

Single O rp h an s 635 583 488 355 301 263 128 100 113 890 96 030

D eserted C h ild ren 79 76 74 53 59 34 16 940 17 4 00 13 910

C hildren o f incapacitated ex -serv icem en 354 370 367 258 289 241 78 990 84 380 78 300

O thers 28 22 20 22 34 36 6 350 7 390 7 884

T O T A L 1 133 1 082 983 709 709 585 237 640 230 400 202 214

(2) Number of Education Awards Granted according to Types of Education

Types o f Education 1977 1978 1979 1980

Secondary 1 987 1 825 1 773 1 545

B usiness C o llege 1 — — —

O thers 17 17 18 23

TO T A L 2 005 1 842 1 791 1 568

(3) Actual Expenditure on and Number of Education Awards Granted for past three years

Region

1978 1979 1980

Amount Number Amount Number Amount Number

$ $ $

Q ueensland 81 120 621 82 050 632 74 440 569

New S outh W ales 63 450 500 65 640 519 55 530 435

V ictoria 49 700 390 43 340 342 36 130 284

South A ustralia 20 240 152 20 060 152 19 210 148

W estern A ustralia 11 650 90 8 870 65 7 670 61

T asm ania 10 830 84 10 320 80 9 114 70

A ustralian C apital Territory 290 2 — — — —

U nited K ingdom 360 3 120 1 120 1

E lsew here — — — — — —

T O T A L 237 640 1 842 230 400 1 791 202 214 1 568

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