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Monday, 16 September 1985
Page: 592

Senator BUTTON (Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce)(8.43) —A number of factors have contributed to the employment attrition such as natural retirements, long term retrenchments, and the cessation of fixed term contracts which covered some employees. Those figures, plus the 90 retrenched last year, plus the figure the honourable senator was given for the earlier year, plus the small number in the can for this year, gives the current figure of 345, plus the eight or ten foreshadowed retrenchments.