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Tuesday, 1 May 1984
Page: 1449

(Question No. 693)

Senator Peter Rae asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce, upon notice, on 7 March 1984:

(1) Has the Department of Industry and Commerce finalised its restructuring; if not, when will this be done.

(2) What part has the Minister for Industry and Commerce played in the restructuring or has this just happened by bureaucratic initiative.

Senator Button —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) No. Most elements of the second division aspects of the proposal put to the Public Service Board have been agreed. The remaining elements are expected to be finalised by the end of April. The Board also has under consideration associated changes in the third and fourth division structures.

(2) The second division proposals were discussed with, and endorsed by me before they were put to the Board for consideration.