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Tuesday, 20 October 1964

Senator GORTON (VICTORIA) (Minister for Works) - I saw the statement referred to by the honorable senator. I believe that it is quite exaggerated. Indeed, I understand that the authorities in England are complaining about the brain drain from England to Canada, Australia and other places. So I think the statement is not to be taken completely at its face value. As to what is being done about the conditions of academics, I direct the honorable senator's attention to the fact that the Government appointed the Eggleston Commission to review the whole question of academic salaries and that that Commission is at present carrying out its task. We did this at the request of the university staff associations, I have no doubt that the Commission will present a report which will do full justice to all members of academic life.

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