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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3065

Mr Lynch asked the Minister for Labour, upon notice:

(1)   Will he list the reports which are regularly provided to him by his Department concerning his Department's operations.

(2)   Which of these reports does he intend to make public.

Mr Charles Jones - The Acting Minister for Labour has provided me with the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   and (2) I am informed that the Minister for Labour continues to receive essentially the same reports which were provided by the Department to him when he was Minister. The honourable member will also know that some of these have been made public and some have not. The possibility of the release of further information is under examination: for example in the area of Labour Market Information the publication of additional information will be considered in the light of such recommendations as may be made by the Advisory Committee on Commonwealth Employment Service statistics which was appointed to inquire into this area of the Department's activities.

The honourable member will be interested to learn that arrangements are in hand for the production of an Annual Report of the Department's operations as from the commencement of the 1973-74 financial year. It is proposed to table the Report in Parliament each year to give a comprehensive and meaningful picture.

Part-time Employment (Question No. 63)

Mr Lynch asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

How many people have been engaged in part-time employment in each calendar year from and including


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

The Commonwealth Statistician has supplied the following information in reply to the honourable member's question.

Estimates of the average number of persons employed part-time In each year from 1970 to 1972, derived from (he quarterly population survey, are as follows:


For the purposes of the survey, part-time workers are those who usually work less than 35 hours a week and who did so during the survey week.

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