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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 426

Mr Cadman asked the Minister for the Capital Territory, upon notice, on 2 1 April 1 980:

(1)   How many officers of his Department are assigned to respond to and prepare evidence for (a) Parliamentary committees, (b) the Commonwealth Ombudsman and (c) the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

(2)   What is the total number of staff of his Department based in Canberra.

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

I am informed by my Department that:

(1)   Eight officers are employed in an Administrative Law Review Section which has as a major part of its responsibilities the co-ordinating of Departmental submissions to Parliamentary Committees, the coordinating of replies to inquiries by the Ombudsman and the representation of the Minister and the Department before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Apart from this Section no staff are assigned on a full time basis to those duties. The work is undertaken as required by staff handling the relevant subject matter.

(2)   3,299at31 May 1980.

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