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Tuesday, 17 September 1985
Page: 631

(Question No. 96)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice, on 19 March 1985:

Will the Treasurer provide an answer to question on notice No. 1073 (Notice given 23 August 1984) concerning the incidence of repetition strain injury in the Department of the Treasury.

(1) How many word processors, stenographers and typists are employed in the Minister's Department.

(2) As of 1 September 1984, how many such staff have been, or are, off work with repetition strain injury or suspected repetition strain injury.


Senator Walsh —The Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

As of 1 September 1984:

Department of the Treasury-(1) 91. (2) 14.

Royal Australian Mint-(1) 4. (2).

Australian Bureau of Statistics-(1) 122. (2) 83.

Australian Taxation Office-(1) 569. (2) 87.

Prices Surveillance Authority-(1) 5. (2).