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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2334

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   What amount was paid in salaries and wages to employees of the Commonwealth and its instrumentalities in each of the last 20 years.

(2)   What proportion of the total Australian sal ary and wage payments did this figure represent.

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

The Public Service Board has supplied information with respect to salaries, wages and other payments paid to staff employed under the Public Service Act since 1950-51. This information is set out in (he table below.


Estimates of salaries and wages paid in each of the last 15 years by Commonwealth enterprises and authorities, including pay and allowances of members of the defence force, have been prepared by the Acting Commonwealth Statistician from records used in compiling national income estimates. Similar information is not available from this source for the preceding 5 years. The following table sets out, for the last 15 years, the information requested.


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