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Thursday, 9 December 1971
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Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Education and Science upon notice:

How many places were provided for (a) boys and (b) girls in secondary courses to board at (i) government hostels, (ii) Catholic schools and (iii) other non-government schools in each State and

Territory in the most recent year tor which information is available. (Hansard, 15th September 1971, page 1312).

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The States would need to be approached lo provide an answer to that part of the question applying to their own Territories. Information in respect of the Commonwealth Territories is:

Australian Capital Territory

(i)   Government hostels: (a) Nil. (b) Nil.

(ii)   Catholic schools: (a) Nil. (b) Nil.

(iii)   Other non-government schools: (a) Nil. (b) 90.

Northern Territory

(i)   Government hostels*: (a) 23. (b) 25.

(ii)   Catholic schools: (a) 21. (b) Nil.

(iii)   Other non-government schools: (a) Nil. (b)


In addition, 2 resident colleges and a children's, village are conducted by non-government organisations in the Northern Territory. These provide residential accommodation for 49 boys and 33 girls but they do not have educational facilities.

* The figures given refer to special institutions conducted by the Welfare Division of the Northern Territory Administration. One of these, Kormilda College, ls a residential college for young Aboriginals.

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