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Thursday, 22 May 1980
Page: 3197


Mr Holding asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 19 February 1980:

(   1 ) Has the Administrative Review Council (ARC) made any recommendations to the Government following its review of submissions made to it on the contents of its 1st and 2nd consultative papers on social security appeals (Council's 3rd Annual Report, clauses 23 to 26, pages 6 and 7); if so, what were those recommendations.

(2)   Did those recommendations make provision for advice and assistance, and for access to an appeal process by Aboriginals and migrants, in social security appeals.

(3)   Did any of those recommendations require changes in the operations of (a) the Commonwealth Employment Service and (b) the Department of Social Security.

(4)   If so, what was the reason for and extent of those changes and have they been implemented.

(5)   If the recommended changes have not been implemented, what is the reason.


Mr Viner -The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   No, but it is understood that the Council expects to conclude its report on the matters in the near future.

(2)   , (3), (4) and (5) See answer to ( 1 ).







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