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Thursday, 26 May 1983
Page: 1105

Question No. 104


Mr Bilney asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 10 May 83:

(1) How many Australia-based officers of his Department were stationed overseas in Australian posts served by the Australian Government telecommunications network in (a) 1980, (b) 1981 and (c) 1982.

(2) What was the total expenditure of the Department on international telephone calls to and from Australia in each of those years.


Mr Scholes —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The numbers of Australia-based officers of the Department of Defence in overseas posts served by the Australian Government telecommunications network in 1980, 1981 and 1982 are included in the attached table.

(2) The total expenditure of the Department of Defence on international telephone calls to and from Australia in 1980, 1981 and 1982, is not readily available as charges of this nature are not separately recorded. I am not prepared to commit the considerable manpower resources which would be required to manually extract the details requested.

AUSTRALIA-BASED OFFICERS IN OVERSEAS POSTS

1980 1981 1982

as at as at as at

30 June 30 June 30 June

China . . . . 2 France 12 12 8 India 2 2 2 Indonesia 10 10 10 Japan 4 4 4 Korea 2 2 2 Malaysia 4 4 4 New Zealand 3 2 2 Pakistan 2 2 2 Papua New Guinea 5 4 6 Philippines 2 2 2 Singapore 2 2 3 Thailand 2 3 3 United Kingdom 44 44 12 USA 90 91 54