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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4561

Mr Calwell asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   How many officers ' are now listed 'for transfer from (a) Melbourne and (b) Sydney when the Government resumes its programme of transfers of Commonwealth departments to Canberra.

(2)   What departments and instrumentalities are on the transfer list.

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

(1)   and (2) Phase III of the transfer programme was outlined in the Public Service Board's Annual Report for 1970. Details of the situation following deferment of Phase III were given in the Board's Annual Report for 1971 (page 64).

On 2nd November 1971 I informed' the right honourable member that the question of the resumption of the transfer of Commonwealth departments to Canberra was under consideration.

No decision has yet been made on the resumption of the transfer programme.

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