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Tuesday, 28 February 1984
Page: 83

(Question No. 527)

Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 18 November 1983:

(1) What new authorities, committees, bureaux or other such groups:

(a) have been established; or

(b) are proposed, by or within this Department, since 5 March 1983.

(2) How many additional staff: (a) have been, or are being, appointed; or (b) are proposed to be recruited, as a result.

Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The only new authority, committee, bureau, or other such group established, or proposed within my Department since 5 March 1983 has been the Defence Industry Policy Committee.

(2) Two officers have been assigned to provide secretarial services to the Committee.