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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4559


Mr Barnard asked the Minister for Social services, upon notice:

(1)   How many social workers are employed by his Department other than in capital cities.

(2)   Al which centres are they employed and how many arc employed al each.

(3)   How many social workers are employed by his Department in capital cities.


Mr WENTWORTH (MACKELLAR, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Six (6) social workers are presently employed by the Department of Social Services, other than in capital cities.

(2)   The centres al which they are employed, and the number employed at each, are as follows:

 

(3)   Sixty-nine (69) social workers are employed by the Department in capital cities. In addition to providing a service to local residents, these officers undertake visits, as required, to those country areas which are without the services of a resident Social Worker. For example, during the month of October the equivalent of 78 working days was spent in country areas by capital city based social workers.







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