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Tuesday, 21 August 1984
Page: 66

(Question No. 544)

Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence Support , upon notice, on 18 November 1983:

(1) What new authorities, committees, bureaus, or other such groups: (a) have been established; or (b) are proposed, by or within this Department, since 5 March 1983.

(2) How many additional staff: (a) have been, or are being, appointed; or (b) are proposed to be recruited, as a result.

Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Defence Support has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Additional Authority, Committee, Bureaus et cetera


1 (a) GAF Task Force Nil Murad Implementation Committee 2 (a) 6 Ordnance Factory Working Group Nil Working Group on Costing, Pricing and Financial Management Nil Factory Autonomy Working Group Nil Equal Employment Opportunities Policy Committee Nil Central Computing Advisory Committee Nil Department of Defence Support Computing Policy Committee Nil Internal Audit Committee Nil Defence Industry Development Committee 2 (b) 4 1 (b) Board of Management for Munitions * Board of Management for Defence Aerospace * Board of Management for Defence Shipbuilding * Augmented Dockyard Steering Group Nil

* The three Boards of Management will be serviced by the same four officers proposed for the Defence Industry Development Committee.

NB: All of these initiatives have been accommodated within existing staff ceilings.