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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 95

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked th;. Minister for' Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   What was the backlog in publishing the Industrial Information Bulletin on 21st May 1970 when, in reply to question No. 810 (Hansard pages 2619-20) he stated that action had been taken to reduce (he delays that can occur al each stage of preparation and printing.

(2)   What was the backlog on 12th October 1970.

(3)   On what dales were the (a) January 1970, (b) February 1970, (c) March 1970 and (d) April 1970 issues of the publication (i) prepared, (ii) printed and (iii) posted out to recipients.

Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   On 21st May 1970 the issue of the Industrial Information Bulletin covering the month of January 1970 was being printed.

(2)   On 12th October 1970 the issue covering the month of June was in preparation for the printer.

(3)   The interval between the final preparation of an issue of the Industrial Information Bulletin and the completion of printing varied for the issues referred to ficm 28 days for the January issue to 15 days for the April issue.

The distribution of copies is done through the Central Office of the Department in Melbourne and Regional Offices in each Stale, me actual dates of dispatch varying accordingly.

The January. February, March and April 1970 issues of the Industrial Information Bulletin were primed on 8th June 1970, 3rd July 1970, 24th July 1970 and 21st August 1970, respectively.

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