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Thursday, 22 May 1980
Page: 3213

Dr Cass asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 6 March 1980:

(   1 ) At what stage of (a) development and (b) implementation are the following recommendations made by the Galbally report: 3, 40, 42 for which the Department of Social Security is responsible.

(2)   What sum has been spent specifically on each of the recommendations in pan ( 1 ) in (a) each financial year since acceptance of the report and (b) the period 1 July to 31 December 1979.

(   3 ) How much ofthe funds recommended in the report for expenditure on each of the recommendations within the Minister's portfolio has been spent on (a) refugee settlement, (b) refugee programs (c) refugee organisations, (d) other organisations supporting refugees and (e ) employment of staff to help with refugee settlement in (i) each financial year since the report was accepted and (ii) the period 1 July to 31 December 1979.

(4)   What happens to funds allocated for the implementation of any recommendation, but not spent, in a specific financial year.

(5)   What (a) specific skills and (b) experiences are required ofthe persons employed on the implementation of the report in dealing with the specific needs of the ethnic communities.

(6)   What percentage of those employees are from the (a) Italian, (b) Greek, (c) Yugoslav and (d) Arabic ethnic groups and at what level are they employed.

(7)   What mechanisms of (a) consultation and (b) coordination exist between the Department of Social Security and the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.

(8)   What (a) funds have been provided over and above the recommendations in the report and (b) new programs have been initiated by the Department of Social Security in order to implement the spirit ofthe report.

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

This question is being answered by the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.

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