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Monday, 22 October 1973
Page: 2469

Mr Garland (CURTIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Education, upon notice:

Will he bring up to date the information supplied by his predecessors regarding the number of departmental teachers who (a) have resigned, (b) are in employment and (c) are in training (Hansard, 6 May 1971, page 2862 and 9 November 1971, page 3203).

Ms Beazley (FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Education) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   The following is the latest available information on teacher resignations published by the various State Education Departments and authorities. For New

(b)   The following table shows the latest available information on the number of primary and secondary teachers employed in Government schools in Australia.


South Wales, Victoria and Queensland the information I provided in reply to a similar question asked previously (Hansard, 9 November 1971, pages 3203-5) is still the latest available and has not been repeated in this answer.


The Commonwealth Statistician does not publish separate details of primary and secondary teachers employed. Compilation by the Department of Education of separate primary and secondary details on the basis used in the previous reply, a basis which was not consistent with the Statistician's published estimates, has been discontinued. The primary and secondary information shown above has been estimated, largely on the basis of data published by State Offices of the Bureau of Census and Statistics and in State Education Departments reports. Later information is currently being compiled. I will provide this information to the honourable member when it becomes available.

(c)   The following tables supplied by the Commonwealth Statistician show details of the numbers of departmental teachers-in-training for 1971 and the number of Departmental teachers-in-training enrolled for the first time in each State for the 1971 calendar year.




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