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Thursday, 29 March 1973
Page: 951

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Labour, upon notice:

How many technical experts has his Department recruited for overseas assignments with United Nations Agencies, Colombo Plan and similar aid schemes in each of the last 10 calendar years.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I am informed that the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

My Department assists the United Nations and its major specialised agencies and the Department of Foreign Affairs in the recruitment of experts for overseas assignments. The Department provides a referral and pre-selection service for the various organisations which are, in turn, responsible for the final selection of candidates and allocation of assignments.

The numbers of persons appointed from Australia to such overseas assignments in each of the past 10 calendar years are set out in the following table:


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