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Thursday, 16 September 1971
Page: 1500

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

How many Commonwealth employees (excluding First and Second Division officers) are required to work (a) 40 hours, (b) 36¾ hours and (c) other hours per week at ordinary rates of pay.

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

The Public Service Board has advised me that the information which the honourable member requests is not available from the records of the Board.

A large proportion of Commonwealth Officers and employees work the normal week of 36¾ hours. Others of course work according to awards which cover their particular activities.

It would be possible to obtain this information but it would entail considerable analysis and collation within departments in order to achieve this break-down of information. In the circumstances I am reluctant to authorise the undertaking of this large administrative task.

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