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Tuesday, 14 May 1968


Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - 1 direct my question to the Minister for the Interior. He has announced that due to the ill health of the Director of Social Services in Victoria that gentleman would be replaced as a distribution commissioner for the State by his Senior Assistant Director. I ask the Minister why did he not take the opportunity to appoint the Chief Electoral Officer for the

State of Victoria to serve with the continuing commissioners, namely the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State and the Surveyor-General for the State, since in the 19SS distribution and in the abortive 1962 distribution the three commissioners for Victoria were the Commonwealth Electoral Officer, the SurveyorGeneral and the Chief Electoral Officer for the State. I also ask whether the substitute commissioner's name was on the list which the Chief Electoral Officer originally submitted or on the supplementary list which he subsequently submitted. If it was on the supplementary list, how many other names were also on that list?







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