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Tuesday, 18 April 1961

Sir WILFRID KENT HUGHES (CHISHOLM, VICTORIA) - My question is directed to the Minister for Labour and National Service. What percentage of the unemployment figures rs due to seasonal workers who register in case there is a job which suits them in the offseason? What percentage of the registration figures would be the hard core of those who through age, physical or chronic disabilities are very difficult to employ? Does the Minister agree with the statement by Mr. Monk, the President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, to the Australian Citizenship Convention on 24th January, that 1.5 per cent, is due to the seasonal figure, and with his statement, which I quote, " We do not want to get panicky over a minor percentage of unemployment in this country "?

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