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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 2740


Mr Enderby asked the Minister represent ing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Do some employees of the Canberra Community Hospital receive rental subsidies.

(2)   If so, how many employees are at present (a) receiving and (b) not receiving rental subsidies.

(3)   How are the subsidies determined.

(4)   Are there categories of employment where the hospital does not employ married couples to avoid paying rental subsidies.

(5)   What are the (a) various employment categories and (b) other qualifications that have to be satisfied before a hospital employee becomes entitled to a rental subsidy.


Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   and (2) No employees of the hospital currently receive rental subsidies. (3), (4) and (5) Subsidies are determined by the Canberra Hospital Management Board under conditions similar to those applicable to Commonwealth public servants under regulation 97 of the Public Service Regulations. No married couples, or employees within any particular employment category, are excluded on that basis.







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