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Tuesday, 9 October 1973
Page: 1810

Mr Bourchier (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   What is the future of the Australian Services Canteens Organisation?

(2)   Are its members to be incorporated into the Public Service?

(3)   Has he approved any plans for improving the staff conditions of its members?

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

(1)   The role and functions of the Australian Services Canteens Organisation are being reviewed. It is expected that the Organisation will continue in being to provide a canteens service for the Forces.

(2)   There is no proposal to this effect.

(3)   Under the Australian Services Canteens Organisation Regulations, the Board of Management is primarily responsible for determining rates of pay and conditions of its employees.

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