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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4603


Mr Hayden asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

(1)   Can he state for each of the last S years for each State and Territory and for the Commonwealth (a) and (i) number of (A) primary and (B) secondary and (ii) total number of school teachers who terminated their services through (A) resignation, (B) retirement and (C) other causes, (b) how many teachers were appointed as new staff (i) to primary schools, (ii) to secondary schools and (iii) in total, (c) what was (i) the net gain of new teachers entering the profession over terminations by employed teachers and (ii) this net gain expressed as a percentage increase compared with the number of teachers already employed and (d) what was the percentage increase in pupil population in (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary. schools and (iii) total.

(2)   What is the anticipated percentage increase in (a) teaching staff and (b) pupil population in (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary schools and (iii) total for each of the next 5 years.


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

(1)   (a), (b) and (c) Information on losses, gains and increases to the teaching force in each State and Territory is currently being collated by my Department and 1 shall provide information to the honourable member as soon as this is available (d) the percentage increase in pupil population from 1966 to 1970 is as follows:

 

 

(2)   (a) Estimates of the anticipated increase in the teaching staff of government, primary and secondary schools for each of the next five years are still being compiled and I shall provide information to the honourable member as soon as it is available, (b) The following table shows the anticipated increase in government school enrolments for each of the years 1971-1975, as estimated by the Department of Education and Science.

 

 







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