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Thursday, 15 October 1970

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Labour and National Service, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Commonwealth discriminate between male and female in rates of wages and salaries paid to its own employees.

(2)   If so, does this discrimination comply with the Discrimination (Employment and Occupations) Recommendation of the International Labour Organisation.

Mr Snedden:The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) In relation to wages and salaries for its female employees the Commonwealth applies the principles laid down by the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Commission in its decision of 19th June 1969 (Print No. B.4237). As regards I.L.O. Recommendation No.111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation),1958, I would draw the attention of the honourable member to the answer to question No. 448 in which I indicated that there is substantial compliance, as regards Commonwealth employees, with I.L.O. Convention No.111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation), 1958 which Recommendation No.111 supplements.

Darwin: Population (Question No. 1804)

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for the

Interior, upon notice:

What were the results of the recent population count of Darwin including information relating to caravans (Hansard, 16 September 1970, page 1252).

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Bureau of Census and Statistics has released the following preliminary results of the population count of the Greater Darwin Area at 30 June 1970:


The figures show an increase of 11,151 persons over the census total of 30 June 1966, i.e. an annual average rate of increase of 10.94 per cent.

Details relating to caravans are not yet available. I shall see that the information is provided to the honourable member when it is available.

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