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Wednesday, 28 March 1973
Page: 840

Mr Lynch -asked the Minister for Labour, upon notice:

What was (a) the number of man days lost, (b) the amount of wages lost and (c) the number of workers involved in stoppages caused by industrial disputes in each State during (i) December 1972,(ii) January 1973 and (iii) February 1973.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I am informed that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The latest available industrial disputes statistics published by the Commonwealth Statistician are the preliminary figures for December 1972 which were released on 9th March 1973. The relevant statistics (as defined and reported in that publication) are given below. Figures for the number of man-days lost and of the number of workers involved are not published for each State monthly but are . published quarterly. The latest quarterly statistics that have been published are for the September 1972 quarter.

(a)   the number of man-days lost-


(b)   the amount of wages lost- Aust. 8933,700.

(c)   the number of workers involved - Aust. 29,000.

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