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Thursday, 22 May 1980
Page: 3167

Mr Young (PORT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 16 April 1980:

How many persons in receipt of unemployment benefit payments were found to be ineligible for payment of unemployment benefits and had their benefits terminated in 1978-79 (a) throughout Australia, (b) in New South Wales and (c) in the Armidale area, New South Wales (with particular reference to those registered with the Armidale office of the Commonwealth Employment Service ).

Mr Hunt -The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The total numbers of unemployment benefits terminated in 1978-79 for Australia, New South Wales and the Armidale Social Security Region are estimated at 785,000, 244,000 and 3,200 respectively. Statistics of terminations by reference to the CES office at which beneficiaries were registered for work, are not available.

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