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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2254

(Question No. 1803)

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 13 September 1984:

Is it a fact that when the Redfern Mail Exchange, New South Wales, was fully operational there was one manager and one assistant manager, and that approximately 68 managers are now employed in their place; if so, what are the salaries of these managers.

Mr Duffy —The answer to the honourable member's question, based on advice provided by the Australian Postal Commission, is as follows:

No. In 1979, when the mail network in New South Wales was centred on the Redfern Mail Exchange and three country mail centres, the management organisation at the Exchange and the country centres consisted of 7 positions which were designated as Manager and 10 as Assistant Manager.

Under the decentralised mail network arrangements, mail centres are situated in 13 different geographical locations throughout New South Wales and the accompanying management organisation consists of 13 positions designated as Manager and 9 as Assistant Manager.

In the process of decentralisation, significant changes have occurred in the network which have impacted on the functions and responsibilities of management. The current 22 management positions are not directly comparable with those which existed in 1979.