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Estimates - Senate Committees - Reports - Particulars of Proposed Expenditure - Year - 1975-76 - A

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

1975—Parliamentary Paper No. 216

Senate Estimates Committees A, B, C, D, E, F and G

Reports to the Senate on

Departmental Estimates

1975-76

Brought up and ordered

to be printed 14 October 1975

THE ACTING COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT PRINTER CANBERRA 1977

Printed by Authority by the Acting Commonwealth Government Printer

CONTENTS

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1. Resolutions o f the Senate— ....................................................................................3

2. Estimates Committee A— R e p o r t............................................................................................................................7

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 11 September . 11

2 October . . . . . . . . . . 15

9 October . . . . . . . . . . 18

14 O c t o b e r ............................................................. 20

Appendix— Written answers to q u e s t i o n s ...................................................................... 23

3. Estimates Committee B— Report .......................................................................................................................... 73

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 2 October . 77

Appendix— Written answers to q u e s t i o n s .......................................................................83

4. Estimates Committee C— R ep ort............................................................. 93

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 30 S e p t e m b e r ..................................................................................................... 97

7 O c t o b e r ................................................................................................... 100

10 O c t o b e r ................................................................................................... 102

14 October . . . . . . . . . . 104

Appendix— Written answers to q u e s t i o n s ......................................... .......... . 107

5. Estimates Committee D — Report ........................................................................................................................129

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 11 S e p t e m b e r ........................................................................................... . 1 3 3

7 O c t o b e r ............................................................. . . . 135

10 O c t o b e r ................................................................................................... 137

Appendix— Written answers to questions . ................................................... 143

6. Estimates Committee E— R ep ort....................................................................... 181

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 30 S e p t e m b e r .................................................. 185

7 O c t o b e r ...................................................................................................187

9 O c t o b e r ...................................................................................................189

14 O c t o b e r .................................................................................................. 192

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7. Estimates Committee F— R ep o rt............................................................................................ 195

Minutes o f Proceedings 1975— 11 September . . . . . . . . . . 199

30 S e p t e m b e r ....................................................................................................203

9 October . . . . . . . . . · 207

10 O c t o b e r ................................................................................................... 215

Appendix— Written answers to questions . . . . . . · 223

8. Estimates Committee G— Report . . . . . . . . . . . . 257

Minutes of Proceedings 1975— 2 O c t o b e r ................................................... 261

Appendix— Written answers to q u e s t i o n s .....................................................................267

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RESOLUTIONS OF THE SENATE

RESOLUTION PASSED ON 3 SEPTEMBER 1975

Reference of Particulars of Proposed Expenditure 1975-76: Senator Douglas McClelland, by leave, moved— (1) That the Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976 and the Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure

in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976 be referred herewith to Estimates Committees for examination and report.

(2) That, unless otherwise ordered, Estimates Committees deal with departmental estimates as follows:

Estimates Committee A Department of Agriculture Parliament Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Minerals and Energy Department of the Treasury Estimates Committee B Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Overseas Trade Department of Services and Property Estimates Committee C Department of the Special Minister of State

Department of Education Department of the Media Department of Tourism and Recreation Estimates Committee D

Department of Social Security Department of Repatriation and Compensation Department of Health Estimates Committee E

Postmaster-General’s Department Department of Transport Department of the Capital Territory Department of Defence Department of Environment Estimates Committee F

Department of Labor and Immigration Department of Science and Consumer Affairs Department of Manufacturing Industry Attorney-General’s Department Estimates Committee G

Department of Police and Customs Department of Northern Australia Department of Urban and Regional Development Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Department of Housing and Construction (3) That, unless otherwise ordered, the Committees report to the Senate on or before Thursday, 9 October 1975.

Question—put and passed.

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RESOLUTION PASSED ON 9 SEPTEMBER 1975

9 E s t im a t e s C o m m it t e e s — V a r ia t io n o f R e s o l u t io n r e f e r r in g P a r tic u l a r s o f P r o po sed E x p e n d it u r e 1975-76: The Manager of Government Business in the Senate (Senator Douglas McClelland), by leave, moved—That the Resolution of the Senate of 3 September 1975 relating to consideration of Particulars of Proposed Expenditure 1975-76 by the Estimates Committees be varied so that, unless otherwise ordered, Estimates Committees report to the Senate on or before Tuesday, 14 October 1975.

Question—put and passed.

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A

REPORT TO THE SENATE

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REPORT TO THE SENATE

Estimates Committee A has the honour to report to the Senate., ^

1. On 3 September 1975, the Senate referred to the Committee the Depart­ mental Estimates for the year 1975-76 relating to the following Departments:

Agriculture Parliament Prime Minister and Cabinet Minerals and Energy

Treasury

2. The Committee has considered these Estimates and has received explanations of them from the President of the Senate, Senator the Hon. Justin O’Byrne (in relation to the Parliamentary Departments), the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Wriedt (in his unavoidable absence, the Special Minister of State, Senator Douglas

McClelland) and officers of the Departments concerned. Copies of the Minutes of Proceedings and Hansard reports of the evidence taken by the Committee are tabled for the information of the Senate in connection with the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 2 ) 1975-76. Certain written

answers to questions asked at the hearings are incorporated in the Hansard reports of the hearings of 2 October and 9 October, and 3 additional replies, received since the Committee’s last hearings, are included as an Appendix to this Report.

3. During its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Minerals and Energy the Committee was given a written answer relating to existing interests, or investments, initiated by the Petroleum and Minerals Authority (prior to the invalidation by the High Court of the Petroleum and Minerals

Authority Act), presently held by the Commonwealth of Australia and ‘serviced’ by the Petroleum and Minerals Investment Group within the Department (see Hansard, 9 October, p. 525). Financial provisions included in 1975-76 estimates for these commitments are:

Delhi International Oil Corporation . . . $4,306,000

Mareeba Mining N.L. . . . . . $500,000 -

Wambo Mining Corporation . . . . $4,400,000

N.S.W. Coal Exploration Program . . . $405,000

In response to a question as to the constitutionality of this work the Committee was told, in the same written answer, that ‘no written legal opinion by the Attorney- General’s Department has been given. The main constitutional basis upon which the transactions rest is the promotion of overseas and inter-State trade and com­

merce (Constitution, s. 51 (i))’. The Committee appreciates that the particular circumstances surrounding this matter are unusual, but draws the attention of the Senate to it as a matter of importance, deserving close consideration.

4. In considering the Estimates the Committee was again advantaged by the provision of explanatory notes from Departments. As in its last two reports the Committee again suggests that consideration be given to a procedure whereby these notes might be tabled in the Senate so that they may become public parliamentary documents.

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A -

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In conclusion, the Committee expresses its appreciation of the assistance given by the President of the Senate, the Minister for Agriculture, the Special Minister of State and the officers who attended with them before the Committee, l ir e particular matters investigated by Committee members, and the detailed answers given in response, are contained in the Hansard reports of the three sittings of the Committee (dated 11 September, 2 and 9 October), which are recommended t o Honourable Senators for their consideration prior to the Senate debating the Appropriation Bills.

14 October 1975

C G. PRIMMER Chairman

Estimates Committee A

Minutes of Proceedings

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

No. 6

THURSDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 2.15 p.m.

2. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In the absence of the Chairman, Senator Walsh took the Chair as Deputy Chairman, a position to which the Chairman had appointed him by letter to the Secretary dated 10 September.

THE SENATE

3. CORRESPONDENCE: The Deputy Chairman reported receipt of two letters, from the President of the Senate and the Minister for Minerals and Energy, providing answers to questions asked at the previous sittings of the Committee.

4. REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE: The Resolution of the Senate of 3 September 1975 relating to the reference of departmental estimates to the Committee was reported to the Committee.

5. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE: Pursuant to Order of the Senate, the Committee proceeded to consider the particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the Year ending 30 June 1976, relating to the following departmental estimates:

Document* Page Division

No.

Department Amount

A 13-16 145-152 Agriculture . . .

s

45,288,000

B 6-7 817-818 Agriculture . . . 48,718,000

A 6-9 101-109 Parl i ament . . . . 11,499,000

B 6 800 Parliament. . . . 101,000

A 91-95 500-520 Prime Minister and Cabinet . 85,536,000

B 21 915-918 Prime Minister and Cabinet . 72,373,000

A 73-76 430-437 Minerals and Energy . . 51,245,000

B 17-18 883 Minerals and Energy . . 90,162,000

A 129-132 670-675 Treasury . . . . 157,881,000

B 25-26 963-964 Treasury . . . . 59,154,000

A 133 680-681 Advance to the Treasurer . 150,000,000

B 26-27 970-971 Advance to the Treasurer . 120,000,000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976’. • Document B—'Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976’.

6. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE— The Chairman called on the fol­ lowing Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 145-152— Department of Agriculture (Document A ) Divisions 817-818— Department of Agriculture (Document B).

Appearing: Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, Minister for Agriculture, accom­ panied by the following officers:

Department of Agriculture:

Mr J. R. Smith, Assistant Secretary, Marketing and Production Services Branch, Industry No. 1 (Meat and Meat Products) Division Mr J. G. Rainbow, Assistant Secretary, Industry No. 2 (Dairy Products) Division

Mr T. J. Kelly, First Assistant Secretary, Industry No. 2 (Dairy Products) Division Mr J. F. O’Bryan, Assistant Secretary, Marketing and Stabilisation Branch, Industry No. 2 (Dairy Products) Division Mr A. E. B. Wood, Senior Executive Officer, Industry No. 2 (Dairy

Products) Division Mr A. W. Lloyd, Assistant Secretary, Cereals and Vegetable Oilseeds Branch, Industry No. 3 (Field Crops) Division Mr D. T. Dwyer, Principal Executive Officer, Marketing Policy Section,

Industry No. 3 (Field Crops) Division Mr J. G. Riley, Chief Entomologist, Industry No. 3 (Field Crops) Division Mr G. E. Fewster, Assistant Secretary, Fruit, Wine and Inspection Services Branch, Industry No. 4 (Horticultural Crops) Division Mr J. D. Walsh, Acting Assistant Secretary, Sugar, Vegetables and Canned

Fruits Branch, Industry No. 4 (Horticultural Crops) Division Mr A. A. Purnell-Webb, Assistant Secretary, Operations Branch, Industry No. 5 (Fisheries) Division Mr J. W. Van Holst Pellekaan, First Assistant Secretary, Industry No. 6

(W ool) Division Dr R. N. Farquhar, Assistant Secretary, Extension Services Branch, Agri­ culture and Food Services Division Mr H. G. D. McConnell, Assistant Secretary, Grants Administration

Branch, Agriculture and Food Services Division Mr G. L. Millar, Deputy Director, Bureau of Agricultural Economics Mr R. Clement, Assistant Director, Technical and Administrative Services Branch, Bureau of Agricultural Economics Mr J. M. Powell, Principal Executive Officer, Bureau of Agricultural

Economics Mr D. P. Cleary, Acting Assistant Secretary, Management Services Branch Mr L. C. Elliott, Director of Finance, Management Services Branch Mr A. A. Cooley, Assistant Director of Finance, Management Services

Branch Mr R. W. Gee, Director, Bureau of Animal Health Mr J. A. Hart, Acting Chief Veterinary Officer, Bureau of Animal Health Mr S. Murray, Acting Director, Communications Group Mr R. D. Cheatley, Executive Officer, Communications Group

Mr A. G. Hanson, Acting Director-General, Forestry and Timber Bureau.

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Department of the Treasury:

Mr J. Balaam, Senior Finance Officer (Grade 2 ), Accounting and Supply Division Mr S. Woodley, Senior Finance Officer (Grade 2 ) , Accounting and Supply Division.

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Agriculture.

PARLIAMENT— The Chairman called on the following Divisions for con­ sideration:

Divisions 101-109— Parliament (Document A ) Division 800—-Parliament (Document B )

Appearing: The President of the Senate, Senator the Hon. Justin O’Byrne, accompanied by the following officers:

Department of the Senate: Mr R. E. Bullock, Acting Clerk of the Senate Mr A. R. Gumming Thom (Clerk Assistant) Mr H. G. Smith, Usher of the Black Rod Mr R. G. Mair, Senior Parliamentary Officer (Administration)

Department of the Treasury:

Mr J. Balaam, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr S. Woodley, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of the Senate. The Committee agreed that further considera­ tion of the expenditure for the Parliament be postponed.

DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET— The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration: Divisions 500-520— Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Docu­ ment A )

Divisions 915-918— Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Docu­ ment B )

Appearing: Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, Minister for Agriculture, accom­ panied by the following officers:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Mr K. W. Pearson, First Assistant Secretary, Operations Division Mr J. G. Hinton, Assistant Secretary, Services Branch

Australian National Gallery:

Mr J. Mollison, Director Mr R. J. H. Deane, Assistant Director

Australian Authors* Fund:

Mr R. Hall, Chairman Mr K. Waddell, Executive Officer

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Office of the Children’s Commission:

Mr N. J. Tanzer, Acting Director Mr J. B. Machin, Assistant Director

Australia Council: Dr J. A. Battersby, Executive Officer Mr R. S. Taylor, Deputy Executive Officer, Finance

Film and Television School: Mr M. J. S. Tan, Executive Officer (Finance)

Australian Film Commission:

Mr. K. F. Watts, Chairman Mr J. W. McQuaid, Commissioner Mr T. Read, Head of Production, Film Australia Branch Mr D. Wood, Executive Officer, Film Australia Branch

Auditor-General’s Office: Mr L. G. D. Farmer, First Assistant Auditor-General Mr K. F. Corbitt, Executive Officer, Finance and Services

Public Service Board:

Mr K. F. Paul, Acting Secretary Mr B. Whatman, Acting Director, Management Services

Department of the Treasury: Mr F. Colvin, Chief Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division The Committee agreed that the first items to be considered should be: Division 512-—Australian Film Cbmmission

Division 9 1 5 /3 and 4— Australian Film Commission Division 5 0 0 /3 /0 4 ,0 5 — Public Lending Rights Division 510— Australia Council Division 511— Film and Television School Division 9— Film and Television School. The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for

these items. The Committee proceeded to consider Division 500—Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

7. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.33 p.m.

8. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senator Walsh (Deputy Chairman) and, Senators Bessell, Cotton, McLaren and Webster. . .. ■ . . . . . .

Senators Chaney, Sir Magnus Cormack, Grimes, Jessop and McAuliffe also took part in the Committee’s proceedings.

C. G. PRIMMER Chairman

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 7 THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 12.15 p.m.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: The Chairman reported receipt of answers received from the Department of Agriculture to questions asked at the previous meeting of the Committee and to which answers could not then be supplied. By leave of the Committee the answers were incorporated in Hansard.

3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76:

PARLIAMENT— The Chairman called on the following Divisions for con­ sideration:

Divisions 104-109— Parliament (Document A ) Division 800— Parliament (Document B ).

Appearing: The President of the Senate, Senator the Hon. Justin O’Byrne, accompanied by the following officers:

Department of the Parliamentary Reporting Staff:

Mr W. J. Bridgman, Principal Parliamentary Reporter Mr F. W. Temperly, Administrative Officer

Department of the Parliamentary Library:

Mr A. L. Moore, Parliamentary Librarian Mr H. Knight, Finance Officer

Joint House Department:

Mr R. W. Hillyer, Secretary Mr R. L. Burrell, Chief Executive Officer

Department of the Treasury:

Mr F. V. Colvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Accounting and Supply Division Mr E. J. Flood, Finance Officer, Revenue, Loans and Investment Division

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Parliament.

DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET— The Chair­ man called on the Divisions of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (other than those items considered at the previous sitting):

Divisions 500-520— Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet— (Document A ) Divisions 915-918—Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet— (Document B ).

THE SENATE

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Appearing: The Special Minister for State, Senator the Hon. Douglas McClelland (in the absence of the Minister for Agriculture), accompanied by the following officers:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet: Mr K. W. Pearson, First Assistant Secretary, Operations Division Mr J. G. Hinton, Assistant Secretary, Services Branch

Office of the Children’s Commission:

Mr N. J. Tanzer, Acting Director

Auditor-General’s Office: Mr L. G. D. Farmer, First Assistant Auditor-General Mr K. F. Corbitt, Executive Officer, Finance and Services

Public Service Board: Mr K. F. Paul, Acting Secretary Mr T. Collins, Acting Assistant Director, Management Services

Treasury: Mr F. V. Colvin, Acting Assistant Secretary, Accounting and Supply Division Mr E. J. Flood, Finance Officer, Revenue, Loans and Investment Division The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Answers to questions asked at the previous sitting and not then answered were circulated and incorporated in Hansard.

DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY— The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 430-437— Department of Minerals and Energy (Document A ) Division 883— Department of Minerals and Energy (Document B )

Appearing: The Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, accompanied by the following officers:

Department of Minerals and Energy:

Mr R. H. J. Thompson, Assistant Secretary (Management Services) Mr R. Amy, Acting Assistant Secretary, Minerals Policy Division Mr A. A. Garran, Petroleum and Minerals Investment Group

Mr C. Deeley, Petroleum and Minerals Investment Group Mr L. G. Turner, Assistant Director, Division of National Mapping Mr K. R. Vale, Assistant Director, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Mr P. P. Power, Acting Assistant Director (Finance) Mr D. J. Crombie, Assistant Finance Officer

Joint Coal Board:

Mr M. J. Smith, Member of the Joint Coal Board Mr L. G. O’Brien, Chief Accountant

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Australian A tom ic Energy Commission:

Mr A. D. Thomas, Secretary Mr R. C. Coles, Director of Finance Mr D. R. Griffiths, Head of Uranium Branch

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation:

Mr R. C. McVilly, Acting Senior Assistant Secretary (Finance and Properties) Mr S. Lattimore, Senior Assistant Secretary (Science Branch) Mr I. C. Bogg, Chief Finance Officer Mr H. Kwong, Senior Finance Officer

Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority:

Mr G. W. Goodwin, Accountant Mr L. Berzins, Assistant Accountant

Pipeline Authority:

Mr J. K. Kaye, Secretary Mr W. Woodward, Assistant Secretary

Department of the Treasury: Mr E. J. Flood, Finance Officer, Revenue, Loans and Investment Division Mr S. G. Herring, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Accounting and Supply Division The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Minerals and Energy, with the exception of the following two items— Division 883, sub-divisions 4 and 5.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.33 p.m.

5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senator Primmer (Chairman) and Senators Bessell, Cotton, McLaren, Walsh and Webster.

Senators Cormack, Durack, Greenwood, McAuliffe, Poyser and Townley also took part in the Committee’s proceedings.

C. G. PRIMMER Chairman

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 8

THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 2.00 p.m.

2. CORRESPONDENCE: The Chairman reported receipt of answers from the Department of Minerals and Energy to questions asked previously. By leave of the Committee the answers were incorporated in Hansard.

3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76: DEPARTMENT OF MINERALS AND ENERGY: The Chairman called on the following items for consideration (being the items remaining to be con­ sidered under the Department of Minerals and E nergy):

Division 883, sub-divisions 4 and 5.

Appearing: The Minister for Agriculture Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, accompanied by the following officers:

Department of Minerals and Energy: Mr R. H. J. Thompson, Assistant Secretary, Management Services Mr A. A. Garran, Petroleum and Minerals Investment Group Mr C. Deeley, Petroleum and Minerals Investment Group

Pipeline Authority:

Mr J. K. Kaye, Secretary Mr W. Woodward, Assistant Secretary, Finance The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for these items.

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY: The Chairman called on the fol­ lowing Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 670-675— Treasury (Document A ) Divisions 963-964— Treasury (Document B) Divisions 680-681— Advance to the Treasurer (Document A ) Divisions 970-971— Advance to the Treasurer (Document B )

Appearing: The Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr D. J. Hill, First Assistant Secretary, Accounting and Supply Division Mr A. W. Briggs, Chief Finance Officer, General Financial and Economic Policy Division .

Mr D. P. Reynolds, Director (Finance and General Services) Mr K. B. Moore, Finance Officer Mr V. W. W. Holtsbaum, Director (Loans and National Savings Branch) Mr B. K. Conroy, Chief Finance Officer (Accounting and Supply Division)

THE SENATE

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Mr M. J. Roche, Computer Systems Officer (Accounting and Supply Division) Mr R. S. St George, Acting Chief Finance Officer (Financial Institutions Division)

Mr J. F. Brown, Senior Finance Officer (Financial Institutions Division)

Australian Taxation Office:

Mr E. R. Marriott, Assistant Commissioner, Management Services Mr D. N. Riley, Finance Officer

Australian Government Retirement Benefits Office:

Mr D. N. Droop, Director (Services)

Royal Australian Mint:

Mr B. N. McLennan, Superintendent The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of the Treasury.

4. CORRESPONDENCE: The Chairman reported receipt of a further letter from the Department of Agriculture forwarding an answer to a question asked previously. By leave of the Committee, the answer was incorporated in Hansard. -

5. DRAFT REPORT: The Committee discussed the form of a draft report to the Senate, and agreed that the draft be considered at the next meeting.

6. NEXT MEETING: It was agreed that the Committee meet at 10.15 a.m. on Tuesday 14 October to complete its report.

7. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 5.00 p.m.

8. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senator Primmer (Chairman) and Senators Bessell, Cotton,. McLaren, Walsh and Webster.

Senators Sir Magnus Cormack and Jessop also took part in the Committee’s proceedings.

C. G. PRIMMER Chairman

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE A MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 9

TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 1975

THE SENATE

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 10.15 a.m.

2. MINUTES: The Minutes of the meetings held on 11 September, 2 October and 9 October were read and confirmed, on the motion of Senator Webster, seconded by Senator Walsh.

3. CORRESPONDENCE: The Chairman tabled two letters containing replies to questions asked during the hearings, one from the Acting Director of the Office of the Children’s Commission (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet) and one from the First Assistant Secretary, the Treasury. It was agreed that the letters should be included as an Appendix to the

Committee’s Report to the Senate.

4. DRAFT REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE: The Chairman presented a Draft Report for the Committee’s consideration. The Committee agreed to the Report on the motion of Senator Walsh, seconded by Senator Webster.

5. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.25 a.m.

6. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senator Primmer (Chairman) and Senators Walsh and Webster.

14 October 1973

C. G. PRIMMER Chairman

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Estimates Committee A

Appendix

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA 9 October 1975

Senator C. G. Primmer Chairman Senate Estimates Committee A Parliament House

Canberra, A.C.T.

Dear Senator,

Estimates Committee A— 2 OCTOBER 1975 In the course of your Committee’s examination on 2 October 1975 of the Joint House Department Estimates of Expenditure for 1975-76, a number of requests were made for additional information.

The information requested is supplied as follows: (i) Analysis for Senator McLaren of total overtime expenditure during 1974-75— see Attachment A.

(ii) Schedule for Senator Cotton of persons working in Parliament House— see Attachment B.

(iii) Financial Statements of the Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms for the year ended 30 June 1975, requested by Senator Cotton— see Attachment C.

In forwarding these financial statements may I request that they be treated as confidential and be not published. These Accounts are prepared and presented to the Joint House Committee biannually but they do not reflect expenditure or revenue appearing in the Estimates of Expenditure

and the operations of the Refreshment Rooms do not come within the scope of the Audit Act or Treasury Regulations.

(iv) Senator McLaren sought further advice about meal allowances paid by the Joint House Department. A meal allowance is paid in accordance with normal Public Service practice, to all officers and employees who are required to work beyond a second meal break. Sessional employees of the Refreshment Rooms are provided with a meal free of charge,

as prescribed in the local liquor industry award. In some cases where staff are required to remain on duty after 11.30 p.m. a supper allowance of 40 cents is also paid from this appropriation. The meal allowance is currently $2.20 but this is reduced to $1.55 when employees are able

to obtain a meal in the Refreshment Rooms. During 1974-75 expenditure meals and suppers was incurred as follows: $

Administrative Staff . . . . . . . 313

Housekeeping Staff . . . . . . . 205

Engineering Staff . . . . . . . 760

Refreshment Rooms Permanent Staff . . . . 1,670

Supper Allowances . . . . . . . 73

3,021

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(v ) The cost of printing Public Accounts and Public Works Committees reports during 1974-75, as requested by Senator Webster, were $13,379s and $11,700 respectively.

(v i) The 9 colour television sets proposed to be purchased by Joint House Department as a closed circuit colour System for use at special functions in the Refreshment Rooms are to be allocated three to Senate Party Rooms, two for House of Representatives Party Rooms, one each for" the President’s and Speaker’s Suites, one in the Members’ Lounge in the Refreshment Rooms and one will be a stand-by set. The afore­ mentioned information was requested by Senator Cotton.

(vii) Senator Bessell asked for details of proposed expenditure under Division! 8 0 0 /1 /0 3 on the purchase of a closed circuit television system and receivers. The colour camera, motorised zoom lens, monitor, remote control and other ancillary equipment is expected to cost $26,000, with:

the remaining $9,000 to cover the nine 23-inch receivers specially equipped for closed circuit work.

JUSTIN O’BYRNE President

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ATTACHMENT A

JOINT HOUSE DEPARTMENT ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURE ON OVERTIME, YEAR 1974-75

Overtime payment Estimated No. of O.T. hours

Secretary ...................................................................

$

Nil

Chief Executive O f f i c e r ...................................... Nil ··

Administrative Section Senior Administrative Officer . . . . Ni l

Clerks (6) . . . . . . . 1,741 400

Clerical Assistant, T y p i s t ...................................... 453 130

Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms M an ag er................................................................... 1,084 230

Assistant Manager (Dining Rooms) . . . 2,350 670

Assistant Manager ( B a r s ) ...................................... 4,116 1,000

C h e f ................................................................... 2,150 480

Cooks ( 6 ) ............................................................... 7,045 2,070

Head Cafeteria Attendants (2) . . . . 1,376 490

Senior Barmen (3) . . . . . . 912 325

Storeman, Office A ssistant...................................... 96 30

Engineering Section Technical Staff . . . . . . . 13,963 4,360

Housekeeping Section Cleaners, Attendants and Nightwatchmen . . 9,768 3,256

Gardening Section G a r d e n e r s ......................................................... 828 276

45,882 13,717

Less amount recovered from other Departments . • 3,918

N et Total C o s t......................................................... 41,964

ATTACHM ENT B

SCHEDULE OF PERSONS WORKING IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE *

Department

Members of Parliament Depart­

mental

Ministerial and Opposition Staff

Press Other Total

Senate . . . . 60 84 55 57 11 267

House of Representatives. 127 88 149 75 5 444

Parliamentary Reporting Staff . . . . 60 60

Parliamentary Library . 93 93

Joint House . . . 207» 35 242

187 532 204 132 51 1,106

* Includes 60 sessional employees of the Refreshment Rooms.

Of the total of 1,106 shown as employed in Parliament House 187 Members of Parliament and 532 departmental officers and employees are paid by the Parliamentary Departments.

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THE TREASURY

Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

The Chairman Senate Estimates Committee A Parliament House ...................................... ...................................

Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

Dear Sir,

I refer to the examination of this Department’s 1975-76 Estimates by Senate Estimates Committee A on 9 October 1975.

During the course of the Committee’s consideration of the appropriation of $30 million sought for payments to the States under the Special Employment Grants Scheme, Senator Wriedt offered to have provided information in written form in response to a request from Senator Webster for certain details of the scheme, in particular of how the amount of $30 million was determined. The following information is provided accordingly.

The Special Employment Grants Scheme was one of a number of measures to assist employment, agreed at the February 1975 Premiers’ Conference. Under the scheme then agreed, grants totalling $40 million were provided to the States over the remaining months of the financial year 1974-75 for use to increase the

number of State, semi-government and local government employees above what they would otherwise have been.

The scheme is separate from the Regional Employment Development Scheme (REDS) but the States agreed to consult closely with the Department of Labor and Immigration (which department, of Course, administers REDS) concerning the allocation of the funds to ensure that as high a proportion of the funds as practicable is disbursed in those regions where unemployment rates are relatively

high, and to ensure that at least 50 per cent of the aggregate funds provided are expended on labour costs. Such broad guidelines apart, the States are free to allocate the funds among projects and authorities as they see fit. Determination of the amount of $30 million now sought for 1975-76 was a decision taken by Ministers in the context of the June 1975 Premiers’ Conference. While it would obviously be improper for me to comment on that decision, it would seem likely that in making it Ministers had regard to such factors as: ,

- the prospective economic and budgetary circumstances

- the decision to phase out the Special Employment Grants Scheme in the light of those circumstances

- submissions by the States on what amounts would be needed to avoid undue disruption in phasing out the scheme, and

- the magnitude of other funds to be provided to the States in 1975-76 including the greatly increased financial assistance grants under new general revenue arrangements settled at the June Premiers’ Conference, and the substantial Loan Council programs agreed at the Loan Council meeting held at the same time.

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I hope that this information meets Senator Webster’s requirements. Should Senator Webster or any of the other members of the Committee desire further information on the scheme, however, we will be happy to do what we can to assist to meet these desires.

Yours faithfully,

A. R. G. PROWSE First Assistant Secretary Revenue, Loans and Investment Division

14 October 1975

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THE DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

OFFICE OF THE CHILDREN’S COMMISSION

P.O. Box E326 Canberra, A.C.T. 2600 9 October 1975

Dear Mr Gumming Thom,

During the examination of the estimates of the Children’s Commission on 2 October 1975, Senator Cotton asked for a statement of the purposes of funds appropriated under Division 9 1 5 /1 /0 3 and Division 9 1 5 /5 of Appropriation Bill (No. 2 ) 1975-76 for capital grants direct to eligible organisations.

The funds specifically for capital grants payable direct to organisations for childhood and associated services total $12 million made up of the $2 million provided for in Division 9 1 5 /1 /0 3 and a component of $10 million included in the total provision of $57,537 million in Division 915/5. The $12 million will meet

existing capital commitments from projects approved by the Minister prior to 1 July 1975 and provide limited funds for new initiatives which the Minister approves during the course of this financial year.

Capital grants can be paid direct to local government bodies, to community- based non-profit organisations established as legal entities and to non-profit charitable trusts established for property-holding purposes. The grants are made to provide accommodation and facilities for the continuing operation of services for children. To be more specific, capital grants can be applied to:

(a) reasonable cost of property including houses needed for an approved project (wherever possible the State or local government, or community group, would be expected to supply the land); (b) extension, alteration or improvement to a building or the erection of a

building, including necessary fixtures and site works; (c ) expenses towards the full completion costs of an approved project (the upper level of a grant that may be approved for the purchase of a property will be based on its valuation by Australian or State government valuation

authorities); (d ) the purchase and installation of equipment designed for long-term use for both existing and new services; (e) the reduction or discharge of mortgages over existing facilities used for

children’s services in areas of high need; and (f) modest improvements or alterations to properties including houses rented or leased for the purpose of providing urgently needed children’s services.

There are a number of particular conditions that apply to capital grants for the purchase of a property or for a building project. They include the following:

(a ) the property purchased should usually be free of mortgages and any other encumbrances which may limit security of tenure; (b) building designs and specifications, including site works and services, should be economical in design and material, and must meet relevant

State and local authority requirements;

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(c ) sponsoring organisations must call for competitive tenders for the construction or modification of approved building projects, unless other­ wise agreed by the Minister; (d ) all necessary certificates are to be provided to show that the grant has

been used for the purpose for which it is given; and (e) all buildings for which capital grants have been applied are to be used for the approved purposes and continue to be used for such purposes unless specifically exempted, and are to be adequately maintained and

appropriately insured.

Senator Cotton also asked about recurrent grants payable direct to organisa­ tions. In general, it could be said that new projects which qualify for capital grants will also qualify for recurrent grants when service delivery commences. Recurrent grants are also applied to existing services. In broad terms, recurrent

funding covers such items as contributions towards award salaries of certain staff providing services for children, supplementary financial assistance for children in special need and help towards the cost of minor equipment. It may also be applied for training costs, consultancy services and certain expenses of conferences,

seminars and the like. The funds specifically appropriated for these recurrent grants payable direct to organisations form part of Division 502/1 in Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76. The total estimate for that Division is $6,471 million and

that includes a component of $5,250 million for recurrent grants payable direct to organisations for the ongoing commitments arising from projects and services approved by the Minister up to 30 June 1975 and for limited new initiatives which the Minister may approve during this financial year.

The Committee also asked for details of projects which had been approved. You will recall that I mentioned that the Minister was expected to table a statement in the Parliament shortly. I anticipate that the statement will be tabled next week subject to completion of its printing. I have enclosed for the Committee’s informa­

tion a consolidated list of approved projects by States which will form part of that statement.

I should be grateful if you would bring this information to the attention of the Committee.

Mr A. Gumming Thom Secretary Senate Estimates Committee A Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

Yours sincerely, N. J. TANZER Acting Director

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NEW SOUTH WALES

Grant to: Grant for:

Methodist Church (N.S.W.) Property Trust • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Grantham Heights. Recur­

rent assistance. • Extensive renovations to existing church hall at Ashbury Central Methodist Church, Summer Hill to provide integrated day

care and sessional care for 60 children.

Methodist Church • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

60 children at Revesby. Recurrent assist­ ance. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Greystanes. Recurrent

assistance. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Inglebum. Recurrent assistance. • Purchase of land for playspace for 40

children at Wattle House and Waratah Centres, Bondi Beach. Recurrent assist­ ance for Wattle House Centre. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Penrith. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational. • Renovations to existing Day Care Centre for 40 children at Mascot. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Sydney E>ay Nursery and Nursery Schools Association • Demolition of building and construction of replacement Day Care Centre for 60

children at Crows Nest. • Recurrent assistance for 60 children from Crows Nest temporarily being cared for at the Northern Suburbs Child Care

Centre. • Construction of replacement Day Care Centre for 60 children at Riverwood. Recurrent assistance. • Demolition of building and construction

of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Mosrnan. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Alterations and renovations to property to provide a Day Care Centre for 26 children at Newtown. Recurrent assist­ ance.

South Sydney Council • Renovations to existing hall to provide

a Day Care Centre for 25 children at Erskineville. Recurrent assistance when operational.

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Grant to: Grant for:

South Sydney Council

Birchgrove Community Association

Sydney Rescue Work Society

Strathfield Council

Lutheran Church

Shellharbour Council

Waverley Council

Roman Catholic Church

Newcastle Council

Benevolent Society of N.S.W. Paddington

Benevolent Society

• Alterations to existing building to provide casual care and an out-of-school program.

• Purchase and alteration of house to pro­ vide a Pre-school Centre at Birchgrove.

• Purchase and alteration of building under construction for Day Care Centre for 40 children at Parramatta. Recurrent assist­ ance. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

40 children at Rockdale. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Strathfield. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 53 children at Liverpool. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 55 children at Warilla. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Bondi Junction. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Alterations to building and other improve­

ments for Day Care Centre for 36 child­ ren at Bronte/Waverley. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 55 children at Smith- field. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

45 children at Emerton. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Beres- field. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at May­ field. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Modifications to building to provide facil­ ities for full day care, base for family day care and after-school care. •

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Bondi. Recurrent assistance when operational.

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24389/75—2

Grant to: Grant for:

Liverpool City Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

40 children at Lurnea. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

Church of England • Extension and renovation to existing

church hall to provide a Day Care Centre for 60 children at St Maty’s, Waverley. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Penrith City Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

55 children at Werrington. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Blacktown Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

55 children at Emerton. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Lalor Park. Recurrent

assistance when operational.

Warringah Council • Renovations and alterations to building

to provide a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Sunny Fields School, Manly Vale, plus facilities for family day care. · Purchase of land and construction of Day

Care Centre for 60 children at Dee Why/ Curl Curl. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Botany Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Hills­ dale. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Mascot. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

Sutherland Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 55 children at Sutherland. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Fairfield Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

40 children at Cabramatta. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Colo Shire Council • Purchase and alteration of building to

provide small group care with casual/ emergency facilities.

City of Queanbeyan Council • Purchase and alteration of building to provide neighbourhood centre with facilities for day care and occasional and emergency care.

North Sydney Council • Purchase and renovation of house for use as base for Family Day Care, occasional care and playgroups.

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Grant to:

Willoughby Council

Marrickville Council

South Sydney Council

Leichhardt Council

Dr Bamardo’s Home

Lane Cove Council

Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family

Church of Christ

Baptist Union

Salvation Army

Lutheran Church

Presbyterian Church, Fairfield

• Purchase of cottage and minor renova­ tions to provide 20 day care and 20 occasional care places, plus headquarters for family day care.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Dulwich Hill. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Extension and renovation to existing Day

Care Centre at Marrickville. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alterations of property for a Day Care Centre for 30 children at Waterloo. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Construction of Day Care Centre for 25 children at Balmain. Recurrent assistance.

• Purchase of land and construction of Day Care Centre for 40 children at Auburn. Recurrent assistance.

• Construction of Day Care Centre for 53 children at Lane Cove. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Complex for 40 children at 25 Redman Parade, Belmore, with provision for emergency and after-school care.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Mt Druitt. Recurrent assistance.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Telopea. Recurrent assist­ ance.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Blackett. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Macquarie Fields. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at St Marys. Recurrent assistance. •

• Demolition of building and construction of a Day Care Centre for 30 children at Villawood. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Grant for:

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Grant to:

City of Sydney

Shoalhaven Council

Royal Society for Welfare of Mothers and Babies

Wollongong Council

Newcastle University

Stanmore Community Pre-school and Residents Service Centre

• Demolition of building and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Surry Hills. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 48 children at Nowra. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Wollstonecraft. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Port Kembla/Cringila. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 45 children at Berkeley. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Fig Tree/Unanderra. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Shortland. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of 4 properties and alterations to provide: day care family day care

after-school and holiday care at Stanmore.

Grant for:

Stanmore Greek Orthodox Community · Construction of a Day Care Complex for 40 children with provision for after­ school care at Stanmore.

Broken Hill Council Cessnock Council Wade Shire (Griffith) Bankstown Council Canterbury Council Leichhardt Council

Liverpool Council Marrickville Council Parramatta Council (DURD Western Region) Wollongong

University of Sydney

• A Childhood Services Field Officer in each of the 10 listed Council areas, to help the community assess the needs of children and families and help provide required

services.

• Briefing, co-ordination and evaluation of Childhood Services Field Officers Pro­ gram.

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Hunter Region Women’s Working Group (through the International Women’s Year Secretariat)

Grant to:

South Sydney Council

Sutherland Shire Council Nursery School Teachers College, Newtown

Lady Gowrie Child Centre

N.SW. Playgroups Association

Department of Continuing Education, University of New England

Local Government and Shires Association of N.S.W. - ■·...·

Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulbum

Child and Family Welfare Council of Australia

• Contributions towards the purchase and renovation of a property for child care centre.

• Salary of Child Care Officer.

• Child Care Co-ordinator.

• Child Care Co-ordinator.

• Recurrent assistance for in-service train­ ing course.

• Recurrent assistance for retraining course.

• Recurrent assistance for child care centre.

• Information and central office costs.

• Equipment for regionally located toy libraries.

• Recurrent assistance for salaries of four advisers.

• Training course for pre-school aides.

• Seminar on Pre-school Education and Child Care.

• Social Worker to report on the future of St Saviour’s Children’s Home, Goul- burn.

• Printing and distributing Report— Institutional Welfare and the Voluntary Child and Family Welfare Section.

Grant for:

Family Day Care Programs sponsored by each of the following bodies (See also family day care programs assisted through grant to N.S.W. Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs): Fairfield Community Council for Social Development; Marrickville Community Advice Centre; Red Cross Welfare Service, Harris Centre,

Ultimo/Surry Hills; Dr Barnardo’s Homes, Auburn; Sydney Rescue Work Society, Rockdale; Sydney Rescue Work Society, Parramatta; Sutherland Municipal Council; Hurstville Municipal Council; Manly Council; Wagga Wagga Council; Dubbo Council; Randwick Council; Orange City Council; Blacktown Council; Leichhardt Council; South Sydney Council, Alexandria.

Grants through N.S.W. Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs for construction/alteration of the following community pre-schools: Kindergarten Union, Merrylands; Bankstown Council, Padstow; Kindergarten Union, Croydon; Wyong Shire Council; Wyong Shire Council, Gorokan; Glen Innes Council; Kyogle Shire

Council; Port Macquarie Roman Catholic Church; Blue Mountains Council, Wentworth Falls; Blue Mountains Council, Springwood; Bellingen Shire Council, Dorrigo, Bateman’s Bay Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Wade Shire Council, Yenda; Heathcote Engadine Baptist Church; Coonabarabran Shire Council;

Shoalhaven Shire Council, Milton/Ulladulla; Narooma Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Bogan Shire Council, Nyngan; Albury Council; Mittagong Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Wee Waa and District Pre-school Association; Lyndhurst

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Shire Council, Blayney; Kurri Kurri and District Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Imlay Pre-school Kindergarten Association, Pambula; Gundagai Shire Council; Bombala Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Presbyterian Church Property Trust, Bathurst; Kindergarten Union, Lethbridge Park; Kindergarten Union, Wentworthville; Kindergarten Union, Heathcote; Halekulani Pre-school Kindergarten, Budgewoi; Singleton Pre-school Kindergarten Association; East Hills Naval Estate Citizens Pre­ school Association; Trundle Pre-school Kindergarten and Child Care Centre Management Committee; Shoalhaven Shire Council, East Nowra; Shoalhaven Shire Council, Bombaderry; Kiama Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Manly Council; Fairfield Council, Cabramatta; Fairfield Council, Villawood; Lalor Park Community Child Care Centre; Penrith Council, St Marys; Blacktown Council, Blacktown; St Thomas Day Nursery, Merrylands; Methodist Church Property Trust, Granville; St Dunston’s Church of England, East Denistone; Concord Council, Mortlake; Concord Council, Concord; YMCA, Revesby; Rockdale Congregational Day Kindergarten; St Mary’s Church of England, Brighton-le-Sands; Cronulla Nursery Kindergarten; Progress

Association, Kurnell; Sydney City Mission, Waterloo; Church of Christ, Greenacre; Auburn Baptist Pre-school Centre; Baptist Church, Maroubra; East Jannali Congregational Church; Sans Souci Pre-school Community Association; Tweed Heads Catholic Church; Albury Council, East Albury; Aberdeen Council and Lions Club; Albury Council, West Albury; Coolamon Pre-school Centre; Gateshead Pre­ school Association; Wyong Council-Killarney Vale Pre-school Kindergarten; Windsor Municipal Council; Byron Bay Council; Port Macquarie Council; Holbrook Pre­

school Kindergarten; Batlow Pre-school Kindergarten; Mackesville Pre-school Association; Picton Pre-school Association; Wingham Council; Forster-Tuncurry Pre­ school Centre; Hastings Council, Wauchope Pre-school Kindergarten; St Stephen’s Pre-school Kindergarten, Port Kembla; Uralla Pre-school Kindergarten; Balranald Kindergarten Association; Leeton Nursery School Association; Manilla Council; Eden

Pre-school Association; Barham Pre-school Association; Trinity Pre-school, Orange; Bonalbo Council; Wade Shire, Griffith; Wollongong Council Centre No. 1; Wollongong Council Centre No. 2; Illawarra Pre-school Kindergarten, COrrimal; Stanwell Park— Otford Community; South-West Rocks Pre-school Association; Drummoyne Council; Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Pre-school Association; Baptist Church, Mayfields; Blue

Mountains City Council, Blackheath; Moss Vale Pre-school Association; Sawtell— Toormina Council; Cooma North Pre-school Association; Kyogle Council, Woodenbong; Bermagui Pre-school Association; Merriwa Pre-school Association; Tottenham Pre-school Association; Wagga Wagga Council (Turvey Park);

RAAF Pre-school Association and Richmond Community; Moama Pre-school Association; Trangie Pre-school Association; Tallanganda Shire Council, Braidwood; Sutherland Council-Grays Point; The Hill Kindergarten, COoks Hill; Catholic Church, Casino; Boree Shire Council, Cudal; Lawson Pre-school Kindergarten; Warialda Pre­ school Kindergarten Association; Kindergarten Union, Glebe; Kindergarten Union, Macquarie Fields; Kindergarten Union, Windale, Newcastle; Kindergarten Union,

Shalvey; Kindergarten Union, Hebersham; Tumbarumba Pre-school Kindergarten; St Pius Mission Pre-school, Moree; Howlong Pre-school Kindergarten; Culcaim Pre-school Association; Alstonville Baptist Church Pre-school; Bingara Pre-school; Burrumbuttock Pre-school Centre; Gosford Kindergarten; Kempsey Pre-school

Kindergarten; Jack and Jill Child Care Centre, Lithgow; Molong District Pre-school Kindergarten; Miranda Nursery School, Sutherland; Tumut Pre-school Kindergarten Association; Tenterfield Pre-school Kindergarten; Forbes Pre-school Association; North Rock Pre-school Association; Baptist Church, Manly; Warringah Shire Council; Maitland Nursery School Association; Gloucester Pre-school Association.

Grants to Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs for mortgage discharges for the following pre-schools: Condobolin Pre-school Kindergarten; Walcba Pre-school Kindergarten; Katoomba/Leura Pre-school; Mt Drudtt Baptist Child Care Centre at Emerton; St Luke’s Pre-school Kindergarten, Walls End (Church Hall);

St Mary’s Pre-school Kindergarten, Guildford; Muswellbrook Pre-school Kindergarten;

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St , Phillips’s Pre-school Kindergarten, Auburn; Blaxland Pre-school Kindergarten; Lapstone Pre-school Kindergarten; Ashcroft Pre-school Association; Boolaroo Pre­ school Kindergarten; Ballina Pre-school Kindergarten; Toronto Baptist Pre-school Kindergarten; Hamilton Baptist Community Pre-school; Bega Pre-school Kindergarten; Coonamble Pre-school Kindergarten; Karingal Pre-school Kindergarten, Nelson Bay; Narromine Pre-school; Village United Church, Paddington; Swansea Pre-school.

Grants through N.S.W. Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs:

To: For:

Home Tutor Scheme

Moree Council

N.S.W. Kindergarten Union N.S.W. Aboriginal Family Education Centres Federation

Community for the Children’s Centre St Mary’s Colyton

Sydney Montessori Society

Ashfield Infants Home

• Toy library for isolated migrant and pre­ school children.

• Mobile van to operate as a pre-school in isolated areas of the shire.

• Mobile van (Minto area).

• Outdoor equipment and materials for the Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Family Educa­ tion Centre.

• Purchase of land and construction of centre for occasional and emergency care. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Alterations and additions to ball for Montessori method of program evalua­ tion.

• Extensions for Day Care Centre.

Grants through N.S.W. Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs: Christmas vacation programs conducted by the following organisations: Vern- Bamett Diagnostic Teaching Centre, Forestville; Kotara Methodist Holiday Club, Adamstown; Methodist Christian Endeavour; Scripture Union; Karonga House; St

Francis’ School, Paddington; Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme; Kirribilli Craft Centre; Port Kembla Methodist Church; Shellharbour Congregational Church; Port Kembla-Penrith Methodist Circuits; Chapel by the Sea, Bondi; North Sydney Council; Sydney University Settlement Group; Harris Street Centre, Ultimo; YWCA

Mount Druitt; Kids Activities, Newtown; Mt Druitt Family Welfare Service; Port Kembla Methodist Church; Church of England Camps Program; Carrington- Newcastle Development Group; Wickham-Newcastle Community Project; YMCA Camping Project; Drummoyne Adventure Camp; Community Health Association of

Randwick Municipality, Matraville; Baptist Church, Petersham; Central Methodist Mission, Dural; Community Centre, Dundas; Congwong Bay Holiday Camp Committee.

May vacation programs conducted by the following organisations: Wickham Community Project; Catholic Family Welfare Bureau; Strathfield and District Welfare and Youth Service; YWCA; Kids Activities, Newtown; Sydney City Mission; Middle Harbour Recreation Club; Woollahra Children’s Community Association; Karonga

House, Epping; YMCA, Wollongong; Creative Leisure Movement; Harris Centre, Ultimo; Warringah Shire Council; Sydney University Settlement; Waverley Out of School Committee; Bankstown Municipal Council; Sutherland Shire Playgroups; Mt Druitt Welfare and Youth Service; Baulkham Hills Shire Council; Fairy Meadow

Methodist Church; Willoughby Municipal Council; Aboriginal Children’s Advancement Society, Sutherland; Anglican Youth Department; Scripture Union, Sydney; Petersham Baptist Church; Carrington Community Group, Newcastle.

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Out-of-school-hours programs conducted by the following organisations: Catholic Family Welfare Bureau; Mosman Council; Petersham Baptist Church; Carrington Community Group, Newcastle; Villawood East Public School P. & C. Association with YMCA; Ultimo Public School P. & C. Association; Sutherland Shire Council;

Annandale (South) Primary/Infants School; Randwick Public School, P. & C. Associa­ tion; Tregear Public School; Heckenburg Primary School, Jindabyne Street, Hecken­ burg; St Francis School, Paddington; Canterbury Primary School; Kinibilli Craft Centre; Glenmore Road Public School, Paddington; Waverley Council at Bondi and at Bronte.

Renovations to building for out-of-school and integrated services at Newtown to be conducted by Kids Activities, Newtown.

Grants to N.S.W. Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs:

• Family Day Care Programs for up to 150 children conducted by: Waverley Council; North Sydney Council; Ashfield Infants Home.

• Assistance towards salary costs of staff in Community Pre-schools.

• Assistance towards salary costs of staff in Handicapped Children’s Pre-schools.

• Assistance towards salary costs of Pre-school Advisers.

• Operational running costs of mobile pre-schools.

• Seminar on Family Day Care.

Grants to N.S.W. Department of Education for construction/conversion of Educa­ tion Department pre-schools at the following locations: Mt Druitt (Belmore Avenue); Dawson (Dharruk); Whalan (Karangi Road); Madang Avenue, Mt Druitt; St Marys; Busby West (Green Valley); Rydalmere East (Ermington); Sadlier (Green Valley); Yates Avenue Dundas; Rydalmere (Victoria Road); Pendle Hill (Wentworthville); Matraville Soldiers Settlement; Bankstown South (Stacey Street); Canley Heights

(Cambridge Street); Villawood East (Lowana Street); Sefton (Rodd Street); Lalor Park (Northcott Street); Seven Hills West (Lucas Road); Lurnea (West Street Liverpool); Oxley Park, Penrith; Cambridge Park, Penrith; Kingswood, Penrith; Riverstone, Blacktown; The Meadows, Seven Hills, Blacktown; Walters Road, Black- town; Blaxcell Street, Parramatta; Beresford Road, Holroyd; Blacktown North, Blacktown; Eastern Creek, Blacktown; Canley Vale, Fairfield; Harrington Street, Fairfield; Lansvale, Fairfield; Smithfield, Fairfield; Marsden Road, Liverpool; Panania, Bankstown; Kegworth, Leichhardt; Mascot, Botany; Orange Grove, Leichhardt; Cam- denville, Marrickville; Arncliffe West; Rockdale; Punchbowl, Canterbury; Riverwood, Canterbury; Narrabeen North, Warringah; Woy Woy, Gosford; John Warby, Kentlyn

(Liverpool); The Junction Demonstration School, Merewether; Stockton, Newcastle; Mayfield West, Newcastle; Birmingham Gardens, Newcastle; Waratah, Newcastle; Edgeworth, Lake Macquarie; Cardiff South, Lake Macquarie; Jubilee Road, Wallsend, Newcastle; Telarah, Maitland; Fairy Meadow, Wollongong; Mt Warrigal, Wollongong; Coonawarra, Wollongong; Annandale, Leichhardt; Unanderra, Wollongong; Kembla- warra, Wollongong; Oak Flats, Wollongong; Hume (Lavington) Albury; Bennett Road, St Marys; Brewarrina, Brewarrina; Narrabri West, Narrabri; Inverell; Tweed Heads South, Tweed Heads; Smithtown, Gladstone; Banksmeadow (for Pagewood also), Botany; Fivedock, Drummoyne; Australia Street, Newtown, Marrickville;

Guildford West, Guildford; Revesby, Bankstown; Bass Hill, Bankstown; Marayong, Blacktown; Old Guildford, Fairfield; Hammondville, Liverpool; Rosehill, Parramatta.

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Grants also to N.S.W. Department of Education for: '

• Assistance towards salary costs of staff in Education Department Pre-schools.

• Assistance towards salary costs of 2 Pre-school Advisers.

• Assistance towards cost of staff training.

• Equipment for Kangaroo Valley School, Shoalhaven.

VICTORIA

Grant to: Grant for:

Preston City Council · Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at Reservoir. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Salvation Army · Alteration of an existing building for Day

Care Centre for 55 children at North Fitzroy. Recurrent assistance.

City of Springvale · Purchase of a house for Day Care Centre

for 20 children at Springvale. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 30 children at Noble

Park. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Shire of Corio · Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Corio. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase of land and construction of 3 Small Group Centres for 20 children

each. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Fitzroy Community Child Care Co-op. · Construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Fitzroy. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Hawthorn. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 49 children at Coburg. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Yarra- ville. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. •

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 35 children at Sand­ ringham. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Hawthorn City Council

Coburg City Council

Footscray City Council

City of Sandringham

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Grant for: Grant to:

Heidelberg City Council

Italian Assist, Assoc. (CO-AS-IT)

Collingwood Council

Italo-Australian Education Foundation

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Heidelberg. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Brunswick. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Col­ lingwood (Project No. 2). Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Collingwood (Project No. 1). Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 35 children at Carl­ ton. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Frankston City Council

City of Sunshine

City of Northcote

Camberwell City Council

Warmambool City Council

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Frankston. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Sunshine North. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at Deer Park. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at St Albans. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Northcote. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Camberwell. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Warmambool. Recurrent assistance when operational.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Port Melbourne City Council • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Port Melbourne. Recurrent assistance when operational.

City of Brunswick • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at Brunswick. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Church of England • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

45 children at Broadmeadows. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Dandenong City Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 45 children at Dandenong. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Baptist Union of Vic. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Dallas. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Roman Catholic Church • Construction of a Day rare Centre for

60 children at Clayton. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

Wimble Street Co-op. • Purchase and alteration of a building to

provide a Day Care Centre for 26 child­ ren at Parkville. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Shepparton City Council • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care centre for 50 children at Shepparton. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Brotherhood of St Laurence • Purchase of land, building and alterations to provide a Day Care Centre for 18 children at Fitzroy.

City of Knox • Purchase and alteration of building to

provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at Boronia. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Purchase and alteration of building to

provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at Knoxfield. Recurrent assistance when operational.

City of St Hilda • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at St Hilda. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Fitzroy Oty Council • Purchase and alteration of 8 houses to

provide Day Care Centres for 20 children each. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of two houses to provide emergency care. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Renovations to two community houses for children’s services including play­ groups and rostered child minding.

• Supplementary toy library and other equipment for Small Group houses.

• Consultant staff for Small Group Houses.

• Social worker for case and crisis consulta­ tion.

Mordialloc City Council • Purchase and alteration of 3 houses for Small Group Day Care Centres. Recurrent assistance when operational.

· Turkish-English-speaking Child Care co-ordinator.

Caulfield City Council • Purchase of property for Small Group

Centre at Murrumbeena. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of property for Small Group Centre at East Caulfield. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Renovation of Small Group Care Neigh­ bourhood Centre in Hawthorn Road. Recurrent asistance when operational.

Heidelberg Children’s Community Co-operative · Purchase and renovation of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­

ren. Recurrent assistance.

South West Sunshine Progress Association (through Sunshine City Council)

• Purchase of 3 properties to provide Small Group Centres for 15 children each. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Deer Park Toddlers Playgroup and Mothers Association (through Sunshine City Council)

· Purchase of a house for Neighbourhood Centre. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Grosvenor Street Child Care Co-operative (through St Kilda City Council)

· Purchase of a house for a Day Care Centre for 25 children. Recurrent assistance.

Westbuiy Street Child Cure Co-operative (through St Kilda City Council)

· Recurrent assistance (including equip­ ment).

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Grant to:

Community Child Care, Fitzroy

Fibremakers Mothers’ Club, Ascot Vale

Victorian Playgroups Association

Preston Institute of Technology

Dallas Welfare and Youth Service

Shire of Whittlesea

Darwin Residents Action Committee (through Brotherhood of St Laurence)

Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre

Shire of Bet Bet

St Alban’s Church of England Kindergarten

City of Chelsea

Altona Baptist Play Centre

North Essendon Presbyterian Day Kindergarten

Royal Victorian College of Nursing

Glen Waverley Child Minding Centre

St Helliers Street Children’s Services Committee (through the Heidelberg City Council)

• Recurrent assistance to encourage appli­ cations from community groups.

• May vacation program.

• Recurrent assistance for information service and part-time personnel to assist playgroups.

• Construction of a training and advisory centre for intellectually and emotionally handicapped children. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Recurrent assistance for Parent/Child Education Group Pilot Scheme.

• Lalor East Pre-school Association. Altera­ tion to local hall for use as temporary pre-school.

• Recurrent assistance for identification of need and help in assimilating into normal community services.

• Recurrent assistance for Child Care Centre.

• Purchase of property, renovations and equipment for Children’s Centre, Dunolly. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Equipment grant.

• Alterations and equipment for property for community-orientated child care ser­ vice at Bon Beach.

• Equipment grant.

• Equipment grant.

• Telephone answering service for emer­ gency matters of child care.

• Recurrent assistance for Occasional Care Service.

• Children’s After-school Program West Heidelberg—renovations and equipment. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Recurrent assistance for Holiday Pro­ gram, West Heidelberg.

Grant for:

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Grant to

Park Street Neighbourhood Centre

Quota International Inc. (32 Districts)

Prahran City Council

Collingwood City Council

• Neighbourhood Centre, Brunswick. Alterations and renovations to property at Brunswick. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Assistance with printing and publication of proceedings of Workshop on com­ munication skills.

2-week Vacation Care Program for 200 children.

4-week Vacation Care Program for a total of 300 children.

Grant for:

Prahran College of Advanced Education · Sub-tertiary course in child care.

Latrobe University · Tertiary course in Early Childhood

Development.

Opportunities Youth Club · 4-week Vacation Care Program in Rich­ mond for 60 Greek children.

• 4-week Vacation Care Program sponsored by Richmond Children’s Services Com­ mittee.

Grants for Childhood Services Field Officers sponsored by each of the following bodies to help the community in each area assess the needs of children and families, and help provide required services: Interim Committee for North West Regional Council for Social Development (Broadmeadows); Coburg Welfare Advisory Committee; Brunswick Community Group; Footscray City Council; Richmond City

Council; Oakleigh City Council; Moe and Morwell Councils (share one officer part time each); Benalla City Council; Australian Greek Welfare Society; Williamstown City Council; Swinburne College of Technology.

Grants for Family Day Care Programs—Equipment and assistance to the following Bodies: Warmambool Council; Brotherhood of St Laurence; Nunawading City Council; Springvale City Cbuncil; Shire of Corio; St Kilda City Council; Eltham Shire Council; Shire of Diamond Valley; City of Doncaster and Templestowe; Shire of Melton.

Grants through the Victorian Department of Health for construction of pre-schools at: Broadmeadows; Gladstone Park; Coolaroo (all City of Broadmeadows); Reservoir West; East Reservoir (both City of Preston); South Melton (Shire of Melton); Moe (City of Moe); Mt Eliza; Frankston; Seaford (all City of Frankston); Churchill (Shire of Morwell); Keilor Park; St Albans East; St Albans West; Keilor East; Calder Park

(all City of Keilor); South Clayton; Hughesdale; Chadstone (all City of Oakleigh); Norlane West (Shire of Corio); East Preston; Kingsbury (both City of Preston); Ashwood; Glen Waverley; Mulgrave (all City of Waverley); West Wangaratta (City of Wangaratta); Windemere; Werribee; Werribee Central (all Shire of Werribee); West Wodonga; East Wodonga (both City of Wodonga); Kilsyth; Bayswater North

(both City of Croydon); Leongatha (Shire of Woorayl); Melton Central (Shire of Melton); Shepparton (City of Shepparton); Leopold; Ocean Grove (both Shire of Bellarine); Mooroolbark; South Lilydale (both Shire of Lilydale); Wendouree (Shire of Ballarat); Brown Hill; Ballarat North (both City of Ballarat); Horsham (City of Horsham); Hurstbridge; Montmorency; Eltham (all Shire of Eltham); Watsonia;

Bundoora; Eltham North (all Shire of Diamond Valley); Fountaingate; Endeavour Hills (both City of Berwick); Tullamarine (City of Broadmeadows); North Ringwood

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(City of Ringwood); North Fitzroy (City of Fitzroy); City of Sunshine; Lalor; Thomastown West; Epping (all Shire of Whittlesea); North West Area (City of Brunswick); Laverton South (City of Altona); Seymour (Shire of Seymour); Vermont South (City of Nunawading); Natimuk.(Shire.of Arapiles); East Bairnsdale (Bairnsdale); Skipton (Shire of Hampden); Coburg (Coburg); Cranbourne (Cranboume); Sunbury

(Shire of Bulla); Upwey; Emerald (both Shire of Sherbrooke); Hampton Park (Shire of Cranbourne); Pakenham (Shire of Pakenham); Camperdown; Mallacoota; Cann River (both Shire of Orbost); Lockington (Shire of Rochester); Springvale South; Keysborough (both City of Springvale); Dandenong; Dandenong North (both City of

Dandenong); Maffra (Shire of Maffra); Pyramid Hills (Shire of Gordon); Macedon (Shire of Gisborne); North Aspendale (City of Chelsea); Boronia; Waverley Gardens (both City of Knox); Loch (Shire of Korrumburra); Allansford; Dennington (both City of Warrnambool); Balnarring (Shire of Hastings); Echuca (City of Echuca);

Kyabram (City of Kyabram); Grovedale (Shire of South Barwon); Portland; Dartmoor (both Town of Portland); Kyneton (Shire of Kyneton); Anglesea (Shire of Barrabool); Tatura (Shire of Rodney); Kinglake (Shire of Yea); Bendigo (City of Bendigo); East Rosanna (City of Heidelberg); Moorabbin (City of Moorabbin); Lower Templestowe; Bulleen (both City of Doncaster and Templestowe); Hawthorn

(City of Hawthorn); Breakwater (City of Geelong).

Grants for mortgage discharge for pre-schools at: Dalton Road; Church Street; Vasey Avenue; Lalor Park; Arthur Street; Edgars Road (all at Whittlesea); Rupert Street, Collingwood; Liardet Street, Port Melbourne; Yarralea Pre-school, Northcote; Ronald Avenue; Somers Parade; Lindwood Avenue; Parkside Crescent; Fifth Avenue;

Blackshaves Road; Collins Avenue (all at Altona); ‘Care’ Day Nursery, Camp Road, Broadmeadows; High Street, Whittlesea.

Grants through the Victorian Health Department:

To: For:

City of Knox

City of Sunshine

Shire of Gippsland

Church of England Free Kindergarten Union

Gordon Street Baptist Pre­ school Centre

Thompson Street Kindergarten Association

Shire of Leigh

• Construction of a pilot Pre-school Day Care/Child Health Centre and base for Family Day Care Centre at Knox Field.

• Extensions to Deer Park Play Centre.

• Purchase of van for mobile pre-school. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Part-time playgroups, St Andrew’s Kindergarten, Clifton Hill.

• Repairs and renovations to Gordon Street Baptist Pre-school Centre, Foots- cray.

• Equipment for Thompson Street Kinder­ garten, East Geelong.

• Pre-school Kindergarten, Rokewood— contribution towards establishment cost.

Grants through the Victorian Department of Youth, Sport and Recreation:

To: For:

Shire of Melton · Renovation of house for Neighbourhood

Centre, providing for child care, after­ school program and playgroups.

• Purchase of equipment.

• Staff subsidy.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Hampton Presbyterian Church • After-school Program.

Footscray and District YMCA • Footscray After-school Program. • Footscray Holiday Program.

City of Berwick · After-school Program.

Prahran City Council • After-school Program (at 5 locations).

• Holiday Program.

Richmond Children’s Services Committee

• After-school Program. • Holiday Program.

Barwon Regional Council for Social Development • After-school Program (at 3 locations).

YMCA • After-school Programs at Port Melbourne

and South Melbourne.

Grants through the Victorian Department of Social Welfare:

To: For:

Preston Council • Childhood Services Field Officer, Preston.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Grant to: Grant for:

Mt Gambier Child Care (Inc.) • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Mt Gambier. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Recurrent assistance for existing Day

Care Centre for 35 children.

Catholic Women’s League • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at East Terrace, Adelaide. Recurrent assistance.

Bowden and Brompton Methodist Mission • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Athol

Park. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Lutheran Church • Purchase of land and construction of

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Christie Downs. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Corporation of the City of St Peters • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at St Peters. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Millicent District Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Millicent. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

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Grant to:

Port Adelaide General Mission

Port Augusta City Council

Corporation of the City of Whyalla

Corporation of the City of Elizabeth

Franciscan Missionary Sisters

Rose Park Pre-school and Nursery Inc., University of Adelaide Gilberton Pre-school and Nursery Care Inc., University of Adelaide

Flinders University and Sturt College Nursery and Pre-school Centre

Mt Gambier Children’s World

South Australian Childhood Services Council

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 30 children at Port Adelaide. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Port Augusta. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Whyalla. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Elizabeth. Recurrent assistance When operational.

• Construction of a replacement Day Care Centre for 60 children at North Salisbury. • Recurrent assistance for existing Day Care Centre for 40 children.

• Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre for 35 children at Adelaide University.

• Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre for 20 children at Adelaide University.

• Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre for 35 children at Bedford Park.

• Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre for 35 children at Mt Gambier. •

• Recurrent assistance for staff salaries. • Recurrent assistance for additional secre­ tarial staffing.

• Recurrent assistance for increased operat­ ing expenses. • Provision of staff for restructured child care and allied training courses (Dept of

Further Education). • Training course for 50 kindergarten teachers at Murray Park C.A.E. • Development of standard designs for child

care facilities. • Equipment.

Grant for:

Grants through the South Australian Childhood Services Council to the following community groups:

To:

Ellendale/Port Pirie Playgroup Dover Square Neighbourhood Centre Norwood Children’s Activities Centre Playgroup

For:

• Establishment of a playgroup.

• Establishment of a playgroup.

• Equipment for expansion of group activities.

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• Equipment for an After-school Care Project.

• After-school Care Program.

• Millicent Children’s Vacation Program.

• Equipment grant.

• Vacation Care Program in 4 centres.

• Vacation Care Program.

• Expansion of existing day care facilities.

• Recurrent assistance.

• Holiday Programs at Nangwarry Penola.

• Establishment grant for recurrent assist­ ance.

• Purchase and renovation of house for small day care centre.

• Vacation Care Project.

• Vacation Care Project.

• Recurrent assistance.

Grants to South Australian Kindergarten Union for mortgage discharge on the following kindergartens: Alsate, Berri; Blackwood; Campbelltown; Christies North; Clarence Gardens; Clarence Park; Colonel Light Gardens; Daly Oval; Elizabeth East; Jean Bonython; Lincoln Barthwick; Morphett Vale; Mitchell Park; New Murray Park; Renmark; Reynella South; Riverton; Rostrevor; The Lady George; West Beach; Croydon Park; Klemzig; Port Adelaide; Willsden; Dorothy Hughes, Salisbury North; Agnes

Goode, St Peters; St Morris, Adelaide; Port Lincoln (i); Port Lincoln (ii); Port Pirie; Par afield Gardens; Mary Bywater, Reynella; Risdon Park South; Murat Bay; Brahma Lodge; Liberman Para Hills; Adelaide Miethke; Bellevue Heights Kindergarten; Carol Murray Kindergarten Inc., Bordertown; Dernancourt and Highbury Kindergarten Inc.; Harcourt Gardens Kindergarten; Hawthorndene Kindergarten Inc.; Kathleen

Mellor Kindergarten, Tea Tree Gully; Lockleys Pre-school Kindergarten; Marino Kindergarten; Netley Kindergarten; Oaklands Estate Kindergarten Inc.; Seaview Downs Kindergarten; Sir Thomas Playford Kindergarten—Elizabeth South; Smithfield Plains Kindergarten; Elizabeth Field Kindergarten; St James Park Kindergarten Inc. Panorama; Vermont Community Kindergarten Inc.; Waikerie Pre-school Kindergarten.

Grants to South Australian Kindergarten Union for replacement/rebuilding of pre-schools at: Murray Bridge; Barmera; Bridgewater; Pinnaroo; Yankalilla; Jamestown.

Grants to South Australian Kindergarten Union for construction of pre-schools at: Seaford; O’Halloran Hill—recurrent assistance for staff; Flagstaff Hill; Fairview Park; Ingle Farm; Manor Farm; Madison Park; Koolangarra—recurrent assistance for staff; Christie Downs; Morphett Vale East; O’Sullivan’s Beach; Hackham East; Hackham West; Stanvac; Evanston; Le Fevre; Holden Hill; Viscount Slim; Thorndon Park;

Pooraka.

Grant for: Grant to:

Unley Residents Society (Inc.)

Kindy Club, Port Lincoln

Millicent Lutheran Church Group

St Peter’s Playgroup

Mount Gambier and District Vacation Care and Activity Groups

Secondary Student’s Association— Adelaide

St Mary’s Home for Children (Inc.)

Penola and District Youth and Community Centre Inc.

Playgroups Association

Community Child Care Centre (Inc.)

Mt Gambier and Districts YMCA

Nangwarry Community Youth Centre

Coorinda Pre-school Centre, Whyalla

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• Design and supervision of construction of above pre-schools.

• Construction of Joint Pre-school/ Child Care Facilities at: Woodside; Lavis-Greyward; Norwood (includes base for Child Health Officer/

Counsellor); St Marys.

• Construction of Joint Pre-school/Child Health Complex at Vale Park. Recurrent assistance for non-health staff when operational.

• Recurrent assistance for additional kin­ dergarten services for 40 children at Ren- mark.

• Extensions to existing Kindergarten for 75 additional children at Laxton.

• Recurrent assistance, Cooinda Pre-school Centre, Whyalla.

• Renovations to old building at Oakbank Kindergarten.

• Recurrent assistance for staff for Playgroup/ Parent Education extension activities at Hawker Kindergarten. • Recurrent assistance for staff for half day

pre-school program for 30 children con­ ducted in the local hall by the Gumeracha Kindergarten. • Recurrent assistance for staff of

Playgroup/ Parent Education extension activities at Goolwa Kindergarten. • Recurrent assistance for Glencoe Kinder­ garten Children’s Group.

• Equipment for extension of activities for handicapped children at the Lieberman Kindergarten, Para Hills. • Toy library for extension of activities at

Murat Bay Kindergarten, Ceduna. • Improvements to Cumberland Park Pre-school. • Equipment grant for playgroup at Hatwell

Memorial Kindergarten. • Extension to Crystal Brook Pre-school. • Contribution to capital cost of

community-built Kindergarten at Moonta. • Recurrent assistance for staff for play­ group at Appila Kindergarten. • Recurrent assistance for staff to conduct

additional pre-school program in rented hall by the Mt Barker Kindergarten.

Grants to South Australian Kindergarten Union also for:

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• Extension of Salisbury Kindergarten to provide a Resource Centre for Playgroups. Recurrent assistance for Salisbury Kin­ dergarten. • Recurrent assistance for Robe Children’s

Group. • Recurrent assistance for the Lady Gowrie Child Centre.

• Equipment for toy library for handi­ capped children’s program.

• Reduction of operating costs, other than salaries of Branch Kindergartens.

• Recurrent assistance for country teachers induction course (regional and metro­ politan one day conferences). • Allowance for 25 students attending

Kingston C.A.E. training courses.

• Cost of providing relief staff to permit personnel to attend the Kingston C.A.E.

• Kindergarten Union fees, surveys, etc., for new pre-schools.

• Cars for additional supervisory staff.

• Purchase of 2 Mobile Kindergartens. Recurrent assistance for 2 Mobile Kinder­ gartens.

• Award salary costs of staff in new cen­ tres and existing centres.

• Subsidy for needy children.

• Additional relief staff for new pre-schools.

• Annual leave loadings for pre-school staff.

• Cost of additional staff.

• Contribution towards salary on costs (administrative salaries only).

• Cost of consultant services staff.

• Contribution to general administrative costs of the Kindergarten Union.

• Insurance on Union buildings and grant for building maintenance. • Purchase of additional accommodation.

Grant to South Australian Department of Health: • Feasibility Study for decentralised child health services.

Grants to South Australian Education Department for: Construction of Day Care/Pre-school Centres at: Nangwarry; Campbelltown; Brompton. Recurrent assistance for each when operational.

Grants to South Australian Kindergarten Union also for:

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Playgroup/parent education centres at: Banksia Park Junior Primary School; Mt Gambier East Junior Primary School; Richmond Primary School; Cowan- dilla Junior Primary School; Virginia Primary School; Reynella South Junior Primary School; Kilburn Primary School. Recurrent assistance for each when

operational.

Construction of new pre-schools at: Elizabeth West; Ridgehaven; Goodwood; Para Vista; Nangwarry; Trinity Gardens; Salisbury North West; Alberton; Elizabeth Downs. Design costs for standard pre-school units.

After-school programs at the following primary schools: Christies East; Elizabeth Downs; Bevan Crescent; Parkside; Nelson Avenue, Whyalla.

Conversion of property to pre-schools at: Gilles Plains; Strathmont; Port Adelaide; Kilkenny; Ferry den Park. Design costs; Equipment.

Grants to the South Australian Education Department for:

· Recurrent assistance for Kent Town Pre­ Day Care Centre for retarded children. · Recurrent assistance for Kent Town Pre-. school Day Care Centre for retarded

children. · Recurrent assistance for part-time adviser for the Tantanoola Playgroup. · Recurrent assistance for Tantanoola

Activity and Education Program. · Equipment grant for the Naracoorte South After-school Care Program. · Equipment grant for the Broadmeadows

Playgroup.

, , · Recurrent assistance for Brahama Junior

‘ Primary School Play Centre.

· Capital grant for storage and equipment for Pooraka Out-of-school-hours Care Program. · Recurrent assistance for Iron Knob Pre-

school/ Playgroup extension activities.

Child/Parent Service Centre, Elizabeth West School: • recurrent assistance · equipment · Whyalla Vacation Project. · Recurrent assistance for Whyalla Speech

and Hearing Centre. · Construction of Child/Parent Resources Centre at Alberton. · Staff subsidy for the Andamooka

Activity and Pre-school Group. · Out-of-school-hours Care Program at Elizabeth Field Kindergarten. · Melrose Camp for Isolated Children

Project, assistance with fares and costs.

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• Recurrent assistance for supervisor at Ferryden Park Primary School. • Recurrent assistance for supervisor at Salisbury North West Playgroup. • Staff subsidy for the Norwood Playgroup.

Whyalla Early Childhood Services Project: • purchase of mobile unit and equipment • recurrent assistance for playgroup supervisor

• equipment and toy library. • Construction of a Regional Resources Centre for Mansfield Park/Ferryden Park (headquarters for advisers and

supervisors for a Family Day Care Service, Playgroup and Parent Educa­ tion). Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. e Modbury Junior Primary Play Centre.

Recurrent assistance when operational. • Recurrent assistance for In-service Training Courses for staff in Joint Child Care/Pre-school projects. • 100 kits for isolated children. • Recurrent assistance for Unley Resident»

Society After-school Care Projects.

•Recurrent assistance for Out-of-school' Vacation Programs: • recreational program at 107 centres • aquatics program • Award salary costs of staff in new pre­

schools. • Annual leave loading for pre-school staff.

• Subsidy for needy children.

• Conversion course for teachers.

• Cost of establishing a Research Unit (Pre-school Program).

• Recurrent assistance for 80 vacation centres in high need areas.

Grant for:

• 6 Pilot Family Day Care Projects, each with initial limit of 100 children, grant» for: equipment

establishment grant ongoing recurrent assistance special need supplement

Grants to the South Australian Education Department for:

Grant to: South Australian Department of Community Welfare

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South Australian Department for Community Welfare and the Thebarton Community Centre

Grant to:

Thebarton Residents Group

Port Pirie Area Playgroup

• Expansion of playgroups and support ser­ vices for the community, including Aboriginals; grants for: purchase of van

equipment toy library recurrent assistance towards cost of community worker and part-time

assistants

• Renovation of house for day care centre/ pre-school for 20 children. • Recurrent assistance.

• Equipment grant. • Staff subsidy.

Grant for:

QUEENSLAND

Grant to:

Australian Pre-schools Association

Carole Park After-school Care Committee

Lady Gowrie Child Centre

New Farm Methodist Mission

New Farm Valley Children’s Community Centre

Queensland University Union

Toowoomba City Council

Queensland Playgroups Association

Welfare Council of Redcliffe

West End Methodist Mission

YWCA

Brisbane City Council

Grant for:

• Visiting lecturer at Under Fives Week held at Brisbane.

• After-school Care Program. • May Vacation Program.

• Recurrent assistance for Child Care Centre.

• Family Day Care Program.

• Family Day Care Program.

o Before- and After-school Care. •

• Family Day Care Program.

• Family Day Care Program, and pur­ chase of 2 houses as Family Day Care Bases.

• Administrative Costs.

• Holiday Program.

• 2 After-school Care Programs at Clon- tarf and Redcliffe.

• Family Day Care Program.

• Holiday Camp.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Zillmere. Recurrent assistance when operational.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Canossian Sisters • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

55 children at Gregory Terrace. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Campus Kindergarten University of Queensland • Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre at St Lucia.

Creche and Kindergarten Association · Recurrent assistance in respect of Day of Queensland Care Centre at 1 Robertson Street,

|> v i. ' .... Fortitude Valley.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre at Newmarket. Recur­ rent assistance when operational. • Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre

at Heath Street, Southport. • Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre at Corbett Street, West End. • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Woodridge. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Dalby Day Nursery and Pre-school Association ; · Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre at 7 Stuart Street, Dalby.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children at Dalby. Recurrent assistance ; when operational.

Gladstone Town Council • Purchase of land and construction of

a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Gladstone. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Gold Coast City Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Southport. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Grace Creche and Kindergarten • Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre at 4 McNaughton Street, Redcliffe.

Inala Community House • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Aspen Street, Inala. Recurrent assistance. • Purchase and alteration of property to

provide a Day Care Ctentre for 35 child­ ren at Magnolia Street, Inala. Recurrent assistance. • Recurrent assistance for the Day Care

Centre at Sittella Street, Inala. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Swallow Street, Inala. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Family Day Care Program.

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Inala School Age Care Committee

Ipswich City Council

Grant to:

Kurilpa Pre-school and Child Care Centre

Lutheran Church of Australia (Qld District)

• After-school Care Program.

• May Vacation Program.

• December 1974-January 1975 Vacation Care Program.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at Berry Street, Churchill. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 23 Ipswich Street, Riverview. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 130 Thornton Street, Raceview. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 1 Adam Street, Bundamba. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 28 Cribb Street, West Ipswich. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 84 Hill Street, North Ipswich. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Day Care Centre for 20 child­ ren at 4 Clem Street, Brassall. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase and alteration of a house to provide a Small Day Care Centre for 20 children at 18 Cole Street, Booval. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Recurrent assistance in respect of Day Care Centre at 164 Boundary Street, West End.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Petrie. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Removal, resiting of a miners barracks and conversion for Day Care Centre for 55 children at Mt Isa. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

Grant for:

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Grant to: Grant for:

Lutheran Church of Australia (Qld District) • Purchase of land and construction of a- Day Care Centre for 60 children at Mt

Gravatt. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Red- cliffe. Recurrent assistance when, operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 80 children at Southport. Recurrent assistance when operational.

City of Mackay • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Mitchelton. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Mackay Child Minding Association • Recurrent assistance for the Day Care- Centre at Sydney Street, Mackay.

Methodist Church • Construction of a Day Care Centre for

60 children at Targo Road, Woodridge.. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Trustees of Mitchelton Pre-school Association • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at

Mitchelton. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Mitchelton Pre-school and Child Care Association Pine Rivers Shire Council

• Recurrent assistance for Day Care Centre at Kedron Avenue, Mitchelton.

• Purchase of land and construction of a· Day Care Centre for 60 children at Arana Hills. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

Redlands Shire Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Red­ lands. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Family Day Care Program.

Rockhampton City Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Rockhampton. Recurrent assistance when operational.

St David’s Church (Co-operative of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Union)

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Salis­ bury, Coopers Plains. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

St James Lutheran Child Care Centre • Recurrent assistance for a Day Care Centre at 27 Waterloo Street, Cleveland.

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• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Sand- gate. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Recurrent assistance for a Day Care Centre at 160 Brighton Road, Sandgate. • Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at

Townsville. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Recurrent assistance for a Day Care Centre at Spokes Street, Townsville. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 60 children at Acacia Ridge. Recurrent

assistance when operational.

Grants to the Queensland Department of Children’s Services for: • 8 Day Care Advisers. • Evaluation of Inala Family Day Care Program.

Grants to the Queensland Department of Education for construction of pre-schools at the following locations: BarcaMine; Bribie; Bracken Ridge; Bundaberg North; Cairns West; Carina; Cloncurry; Duarfnga; Dunwich; Goodna; Gayndah; Green vale; Hughen- den; Ipswich centre; Ipswich East; Kilcoy; Millmerran; Mitchell; Mount Garnett;

Mundubbera; Oakey; Richlands; St George; Strathpine; Theodore; Toowoomba North; Woodridge; Woodridge North; Wulguru; Wynnum West; Carole Park; Depot Hill; Dinmore; Zillmere North; Mareeba; New Farm; Sandgate; Serviceton; West End; Crows Nest; Dysart; Kurraby; Monto; Nanango; Pittsworth; Queens Beach; Junction

Park; Moura; Nashville; Ferny Hills; Inala; Lota; Mabel Park; Oakleigh; Smith Road; Allora; Biloela; Bowen; Capalaba; Cherbourg; Clifton; Clinton; Dalby; Eidsvold; Esk; Granville; Helidon; Inglewood; Mossman; Mt Morgan; Roma; Sarina; Taroom; Texas;

Thornlands; Toowoomba South; Vincent.

Grants to the Queensland Department of Education also for: • Assistance towards salary costs of staff in Education Department Pre-schools. • Assistance towards salary costs of staff

in Community Pre-schools. • Assistance towards salary costs of staff for Isolated Children Pre-schools program. • Assistance towards salary costs of staff

for the Handicapped Children’s Pre­ schools program. • Assistance towards salary costs of Pre­ school Advisory staff. • Assistance towards salary costs of 12

Pre-school Advisers for the Creche and Kindergarten Association. • Assistance towards costs of staff training. • Assistance towards salary costs of special

projects staff (consultancy, media group).

Grant for:

Sandgate-Brighton Kindergarten Association and Child Care Association

Townsville City Council

Townsville Children’s Day Centre

YMCA

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Grant to:

Shire of Bayswater

Shire of Kwinana

Salvation Army

Shire of Boulder

City of Fremantle

Shire of AJbany

Sisters of Mercy

City of Stirling

Western Australian Institute of Technology

St Brigid’s Convent of Mercy

Shire of Port Hedland

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Grant for:

• Construction of Day Care Centre for 50 children at Morley Park. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 53 children at Kwinana. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 35 children at Balga. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 45 children at Kalgoorlie. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Recurrent assistance for Goldfields

Residential and Day Centre for 20 children.

• Alteration of Esme Fletcher Nursery for 50 children at Fremantle. Recurrent assistance. • After-school care program, purchase of

mobile toy library and equipment. After­ school care programs (recurrent assist­ ance and equipment) at: • South Terrace Primary

» White Gum Valley Primary • Coral Court • Hilton Primary

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Albany. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional.

• Alterations to Catherine McAuley Day Care Centre for 70 children at Wembly. Recurrent assistance.

• Purchase and modification of property for the Maijory Mann Day Care Centre at Mt Lawley. Recurrent assistance.

• Recurrent assistance for WAIT Day Care Centre.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Girrawheen. Recurrent assistance. •

• Recurrent assistance for Len Taplin Day Care Centre for 25 children at Port Hedland.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Ngal-a Mothercraft Home and Training Centre

University Child Care Club Inc.

Shire of Belmont

Shire of Gnowangerap

Shire of Mundaring

Out of School Child Care Association of W.A.

Riding for the Disabled Association of W.A.

North Perth Christian Community

Perth Institute of Film and Television

Children’s Activities Time Society (Inc.)

Lady Gowrie Centres

Playgrounds on Demand

• Recurrent assistance for Ngal-a Day Care Centre for 50 children at South Perth.

• Recurrent assistance for University of W.A. Day Care Centre for 20 children at Nedlands.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Redcliffe. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Purchase of a property and alteration for use as a play centre for 24 children by the Boxwood Hill Play School Centre Committee.

• Repairs to house used by play group at Mt Helena.

• Recurrent assistance for after-school programs at: • Balga • Bayswater

• Geraldton • Koongamia • Midvale

• Subiaco • National Conference—‘Kids, Care and Recreation’.

• Recurrent assistance towards staff salary.

e Recurrent assistance and equipment grant for follow-up program for socially and emotionally disturbed adolescents at North Perth.

• Production costs of film ‘Children who have Communication and Contact Dis­ orders’.

• Recurrent assistance for: publications; information and catalyst-type visits to country centres, short courses for mothers and children on care, leisure and play . activities for young children.

• Recurrent assistance for salaries.

• Recurrent assistance for salaries, secretariat, advisory services.

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Grants to Western Australian Pre-school Board for construction and equipment of new pre-school units at: Langford (Town of Gosnells); Geraldton (Town of Gerald ton); Belmont (Shire of Belmont); Bunbury (Town o f Bunbury); Coolbellup (Town of Coolbellup); Albany (Town of Albany); North Lockridge (Shire of Bassendean); West Armadale (Shire of Armadale/Kelmscott); North Nollamara (City

of Stirling); Balga (City of Stirling); Wundowie (Shire of Northam); Parmelia (Shire of Kwinana); Katanning (Shire of Katanning); Boulder/Adeline (Shire of Boulder); Dwellingup (Shire of Murray); Avondale (Shire of Northam); South Kelmscott (Shire of Armadale/Kelmscott); Mount Helena (Shire of Mundaring); Midvale (Shire of Swan); Kewdale (Shire of Belmont); Beckenham (Town of Gosnells); Bayswater

(Shire of Bayswater).

Grants to W.A. Pre-school Board for mortgage discharge on existing pre-schools conducted by: Quairading (Shire of Quairading); Australian Inland Mission (Tom Price); Lake Grace (Shire of Lake Grace); Rockingham Park Pty Ltd (Rockingham Park); Yaringa (Shire of Rockingham); ‘Happy Day’ at Rivervale (Shire of Belmont); ‘Seaview’ at Cottesloe (Town of Cottesloe); Apex Club ‘Sealinks’ (Bunbury); Brunswick Junction (Shire of Harvey); Mandurah (Shire of Mandurah); Kambalda

West (Shire of Coolgardie); Williams (Shire of Williams); Safety Bay (Shire of Rockingham); Morawa (Shire of Morawa); Broome (Shire of Broome); Allendale (Town of Geraldton); Kellerberrin (Shire of Kellerberrin); Pingelly (Shire of Pingelly); Apex Club at Bunbury; Town of Albany at Albany (Spencer Park); Shire of Wagin at Wagin; Shire of Narrogin at East Narrogin.

Grants to Western Australian Pre-school Board for:

• Recurrent assistance for data collection and forward planning. • Recurrent assistance for in-service train­ ing course.

• Recurrent assistance for salaries for five advisers. • Recurrent assistance for forward employ­ ment of trained staff.

Grants through W.A. Department of Community Welfare:

To:

Shire of Swan

City of Fremantle

Shire of Bassendean

City of Nedlands

Children’s Protection Society

For: • Construction of new Day Care Centre for 50 children at Lockridge. • Purchase and conversion of an existing

house for Day Care Centre for 30 child­ ren. Recurrent assistance. • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 40 children. Recurrent assistance. • Purchase and conversion of an existing

house for Day Care Centre for 25 child­ ren. Recurrent assistance. • Recurrent assistance for existing centre.

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Grants to W.A. Department of Community Welfare for:

• Recurrent assistance for training allow­ ance for sub-professional staff for child care centres. • Recurrent assistance for in-service train­

ing child care centre staff. • Recurrent assistance for child care advisory staff. • Recurrent assistance for toy library—

extension of existing facility. • Recurrent assistance for family day care subsidies for needy children. • Grant for National Seminar on Child

Abuse. • Recurrent assistance for Departmental Crisis Care Centre, professional staff costs. • Recurrent assistance for Departmental

holiday camps. • Recurrent assistance for Departmental subsidies to local government for out-of­ school-hours care.

• Construction of single unit kindergarten in association with the McCall Centre for Emotionally Disturbed Children.

• Construction of Point Kennedy Child­ ren’s Camp Stage 1.

Grants to W.A. Pre-school Board for: Partial funding of construction of new pre-schools at: Redcliffe (with REDS Shire of Belmont); Pemberton (Shire of Mullalyup); Terramungup (Shire of Gnowangerup).

Grants to W.A. Pre-school Board for: Alterations/extensions to existing pre­ schools at: Nyabing (Shire of Pingarrup); Ongerup (Shire of Gnowangerup); Mount Barker (Shire of Plantagent); Kukerin (Shire of Dumbleyoung); Ballidu (Shire of Wagin/Ballidu); Harvey (Shire of Harvey); Glendale (City of Stirling).

Grants also to W.A. Preschool Board for: • Plans and printing associated with new pre-schools. • Purchase of mobile kindergarten for

needy areas (W.A. Pre-school Board). • Funds for expansion of library at West Australian Pre-school Board. • Recurrent assistance for librarian.

• Capital for transportable unit plus equipment (W.A. Pre-school Board). • Recurrent assistance for salaries and reduction of parent levies at pre-schools. • Recurrent assistance for extension of

child care certificate course to Bunbury, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie.

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Grants also to W.A. Pre-school Board for: · ,

• Recurrent assistance for reduction of parent contributions in special needs circumstances. • Supplementary assistance for children in

special need. • Recurrent assistance for needy children in pre-schools built with Commonwealth Government capital grants.

Grants to W.A. Department of Education for: construction of new pre-primary centres a t:: Beacpnsfield; Bentley; Girrawheen; North Lake; Spearwood; Winterfold; East Carnarvon; Eneabba; Jarrahdale; Esperance. Construction of new pre-primary and child health centres at: Koondoola; Queens Park; Southwell.

• Construction of new pre-primary centre in association with ‘School of the Air’ for isolated children at South Kalgoorlie. • Recurrent assistance for a 32-week con­

version course for 40 trainees.

Grant for: • Recurrent assistance and equipment for health services for child care centres.

• Capital for building alterations Walpole Pre-school Play Centre. • Recurrent assistance for YAL, YMCA, Education Department and other volun­

tary agencies holiday camps—subsidies for needy children.

• Recurrent assistance for Lady Gowrie Child Centre.

• Recurrent assistance for co-ordination of before- and after-school and holiday care. • Recurrent assistance for subsidies to local government for out-of-school-hours care

(in association with the Department of Community Welfare).

TASMANIA

Grant to: W.A. Public Health Department

Community Recreation Council of Western Australia

Lady Gowrie Child Centre

Out-of-school Care Association of Western Australia

Grant to: Bridgewater Primary School

Buraie Day Nursery

Child Health Association

Grant for: • Childhood Services Field Officer at Bridgewater.

• Recurrent assistance for children in special need.

• Childhood Services Field Officer at Zeehan.

Clarence Council · 3 Childhood Services Field Officers for

9 months. · Recurrent assistance for occasional care

• in Congregational Church Hall, Clarence.

· Vacation Care Program.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Currie Child Minding Centre Committee • Recurrent assistance towards salary costs and equipment.

George Town Municipal Council · Childhood Services Field Officer for George Town.

Glenorchy Council

Hobart YMCA

• Family Day Care Program.

• Vacation Care Program.

Huonville Municipal Council e Childhood Services Field Officer at Huonville.

King Island Council

New Norfolk Municipal Council

• Equipment store for child care centre.

e Childhood Services Field Officer at New

Norfolk.

Launceston Creche Association • Recurrent assistance for staff plus special need subsidy.

Penguin Council e Purchase of a property to be used as a

child care centre.

St David’s Child Care Centre Inc. • Purchase of a property and modifications for an After-school Care Program. • Recurrent assistance to after-school centre. e Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Hobart. Recurrent assistance when opera­ tional. • Recurrent assistance for existing St

David’s Day Care Centre.

University of Tasmania e Construction of Day Care Centre for 60 children at Hobart. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Devonport Council • Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50

children at Devonport. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

Ulverstone Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 40 children at Ulverstone. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Salvation Army • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 50 children at Moonah. Recurrent assistance when operational.

Bumie Council • Purchase of land and construction of a

Day Care Centre for 60 children at Bumie. Recurrent assistance when operational.

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Grant to:

City of Launceston

Municipality of Clarence

Hobart City Council

Sandy Bay Child Health Association

Savage River Play Centre Committee

Scots Church Child Care Centre

Tasmanian Centre for Training in Child Care

Tasmanian Playgroups Association

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 55 children at Launceston. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Purchase of land and building plus altera­ tions to a Day Care Centre for 60

children at Lindisfame. • Recurrent assistance for Jack and Jill Day Care Centre, Lindisfame.

• Purchase of land and construction of a Day Care Centre for 55 children at Hobart. Recurrent assistance when operational. • Day Care and Occasional Care at the

Bathurst Street Creche—emergency grant; alterations to premises; recurrent assist­ ance. • Family Day Care Co-ordinator.

• Recurrent assistance towards salary costs of nurse.

• Equipment.

• Recurrent assistance towards salary costs and assistance for children in special need.

• Briefing, co-ordination and evaluation of Childhood Services Field Officer Program.

• Central information service; towards, salary of playgroup adviser; toy and book libraries.

e Family Day Care Scheme, Launceston.

Grant for:

Tasmanian Child Care Organisation

Grants to Tasmanian Department of Education for:

· Recurrent assistance for Vacation Care Program, Launceston. • Recurrent assistance for Vacation Care and After-school Program at Hobart

(Clarence Council area).

Grants to Tasmanian Education Department for construction of pre-schools at the following locations: Lilydale; Rokeby; Bridgewater; Exeter; East Devonport; Warrane; Ravens wood; Brooklyn; Perth; Railton; Savage River; Mobile Units; Young Town; Riverside; Campbell Town; Acton; Luina; Blackman’s Bay; Yolla; East Ulver- stone; Kingston; Geilston Bay; Midway Point; Miandetta; Tranmere; Upper Bumie;

Tasman; Summerdale; Bothwell.

Grants to Tasmanian Education Department for conversion, updating of, and other work for existing centres in the following locations: Sprent; Boat Harbour; Dover; Riana; East Moonah; Winnaleah; New Norfolk; Geeveston; Cygnet; Rocherlea; Gretna; Devonport; Goodwood; Trinity Hill; George Town; Moonah; Bowen Road;

Risdon Vale; Tregear; Tobruk; Lansdown Crescent, Hobart; Lady Ashbolt, Hobart;

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Maydena; Dynyrnne; West Ulverstone; Oatlands; Woodbridge; Bowen Road, Hobart; Somerset; Momington; Lauderdale; Ridgley; Spreyton; Ulverstone; North Chigwell; Springfield Gardens; Claremont; Roseneath; Bellerive; East Ulverstone; Abbotsfield.

Grants to Tasmanian Education Department for discharge of mortgages of pre-schools at the following locations: Campbell Street, Hobart; East Moonah; Geeveston; Glenorchy; Ilfraville; Lindisfame; Mt Stuart; New Norfolk; Prince of Wales Bay; South Launceston; St Helens; St Marys; Trevellyn; Beachside; Lansdowne

Crescent, Hobart; Oatlands; South Queenstown; Lenah Valley; West Devonport; Newstead; Howrah.

Grants also to Tasmanian Department of Education for: • Purchase of equipment in existing centres. • Assistance towards salary costs of:

• staff in existing pre-schools • staff for centres without staff at April 1974 and new centres (including mobile pre-schools)

• aides in special pre-schools (handi­ capped children). • Salary costs of relief staff. • Supplementary assistance to children in

special need. • Salaries and travelling costs for advisory staff. • Maintenance and running costs of

mobile pre-schools. • Recurrent assistance for in-service train­ ing. • Induction of new aides. • Costs of advertising for and transferring

staff.

• Rental of premises for Kindergarten Union of Tasmania. • Administrative salaries for Kindergarten Union of Tasmania.

Grant to Tasmanian Department of Housing for: • Childhood Services Field Officer in Ravenswood (since transferred to St Leonards Council).

Grant to Tasmanian Department of Social Welfare for: • Recurrent assistance for administration and supplementary assistance for children in special need for Family Day Care

Programs and other forms of Commer­ cial Day Care.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Grant to: Grant for:

ANU Pre-school and Child Care · Recurrent assistance for the ANU Pre­ Centre Inc. school and Child Care Centre for 75

children at Acton.

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Spence Children’s Cottage Association · Recurrent assistance for the Spence Child­ ren’s Cottage for 20 children.

Grant to: Grant for:

Women’s Child Care Collective

CCAE Child Development Centre Inc.

ANU Parents on Campus Co-operative

The Committee of the Canberra Technical College Creche

Noah’s Ark Toy Library for Handi­ capped Children

Australian Association of Early Child­ hood Education, A.C.T. Chapter

• Recurrent assistance for the Bunbury Street Creche for 20 children at Stirling.

• Recurrent assistance for the CCAE Child Development Centre for 15 children at Bruce.

• Recurrent assistance for the ANU Parent Co-op. Centre for 42 children, Canberra City.

• Recurrent assistance for the Canberra Technical College Creche for 18 children at the Methodist Hall, Reid.

• Employment of a part-time library assist­ ant for one year in respect of the Noah’s Ark Toy Library at the Ainslie Infants School, Ainslie.

• Printing of papers for the first National Conference of the Association.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Grant to:

Corporation of City of Darwin

Sommerville Homes Methodist Church

Corporation of Municipality of Alice Springs

Grant for:

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Darwin. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Darwin. Recurrent assistance when operational.

• Construction of a Day Care Centre for 50 children at Alice Springs. Recurrent assist­ ance when operational.

GRANTS FOR CHILD CARE RESEARCH

Grant to:

Mrs L. Arnold, Department of Social Studies, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Miss A. M. Bastow, Pre-school Supervisor, City of Knox Municipal Council, Victoria

Mr R. C. Bell and Dr I. M. Stamp, Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria

Grant for:

• A survey of role reciprocity and role confusion in pre-school children in a ‘deprived’ area in suburban Melbourne.

• To conduct a comparison of the City of Knox’s Family Day Care Program and that administered in Fitzroy by the Brotherhood of St Lawrence.

• To conduct an examination of the validity of descriptions of children’s 'behaviour.

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Grant for:

Mr J. K. Bottomley, Fitzroy Community Child Care Co-operative Ltd, Victoria

Mrs B. M. Feam-Warman, Institute of Early Childhood Development, State College of Victoria, Victoria

Miss N. R. Grieve, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Mrs F. M. Killion, Lecturer-in-charge, Social Science Department, Mitchell College of Advanced Education,

Bathurst

Mrs M. McCubbin, Senior Social Worker, St Kilda City Council, Victoria

Dr B. McKenzie, Department of Psychology, La Trobe University, Victoria

Miss E. N. Owles, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Western Australia

Mr R. H. Price, Victorian Chamber of Manufacturers, Victoria

Mrs P. E. Deutscher, The Harris Centre, Ultimo, N.S.W.

Grant to:

Mrs B. M. Fearn-Wannan, Institute of Early Childhood Development, State College of Victoria, Victoria

Mr and Mrs Grant Featherston, Industrial Designers, Ivanhoe, Victoria

Pastor R. J. Frisken, N.S.W. Baptist Theological College, N.S.W.

Mr G. A. Gray and Dr K. L. Underwood, University of New South Wales, N.S.W.

• To study an alternative model of child day care based on the principles of parent participation and resident control of municipality-based services.

• To study social involvement in subsidised day care centres in Victoria.

• To conduct studies of language and communication in children under six.

• To ascertain needs for and attitudes to child care facilities in a growth centre environment (Orange).

• To undertake an evaluation of the exist­ ing facilities and potential for family day care services in the community.

• An examination of visual and auditory stimulation during the first year of life.

• A comparative study of dietary patterns in migrant and Australian children.

• A study of the factors influencing the employment of mothers of dependent young children.

• To develop a program of after-school creative activities with the co-operation of all schools in the Ultimo-Pyrmont inner city area.

• A study of attitudes of parents to the all­ day care their children are experiencing.

• To systematically investigate the psycho­ logical and developmental needs of child­ ren 0-5 years old with a view to proposing guidelines for optimum variety develop­ ment of play-learning environments.

• To set up a pilot scheme to develop a program suitable for an after-school activity centre in the St Marys area for 10-12-year-olds.

• A vocational development approach to improving the selection and training of pre-school teachers.

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Grant to: Grant for:

Rev. G. M. Gregory, Methodist · Establishment and evaluation of an Department of Child Care, Victoria experimental parents’ and children’s centre.

Dr B. H. Jeanes, Mothers’ and Babies’ Health Association Inc., S.A.

Miss W. Kohlhoff, Waverley Municipal Council, N.S.W.

Dr A. Little, Child Study Centre, University of Western Australia, W.A.

Ms R. A. Nairn and C. Collins, Canberra College of Advanced Education, A.C.T.

Mr D. Norvick, Education Dept of South Australia, S.A.

Mr I. R. Rimmer, Victorian Council of Social Service, Victoria

Mrs B. R. Spalding, Director of Family Day Care Project, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Victoria

Assoc. Prof. J. W. Staines, Dept of Psychology, University of Newcastle, N.S.W.

Dr A. N. Stewart, Western Australian Dept of Education, W.A.

Mr Roger Swain, P. & C. Association, Glenmore Road Public School, Paddington, N.S.W.

Miss J. Adamson, Lady Gowrie Child Centre, Carlton, Victoria

Mr B. E. J. Burden and Dr G. R. Teasdale, Salisbury College of Advanced Education, S.A.

Dr A. M. Bums, Macquarie University, N.S.W.

• To study the effects of various types of care on child development in one-parent families.

• To conduct an investigation into the need for after-school care.

• Observing and recording child behaviour —a video-tape study of children 18 to 30 months.

• A comparative study of attachment in full-time day care and home care children 15 months to 3 years old.

• A study of present and future availability and demand for kindergarten and child care facilities in metropolitan Adelaide.

• A project to stimulate and initiate balanced development of child care facilities in the Geelong Region.

• The development of a series of pilot pro­ jects including family day care, group care and emergency day care, before- and after-school care and school holiday

care for primary school age children.

• To study home experience as a prepara­ tion for education.

• A survey in Western Australia to deter­ mine the resources required to provide a proxy for parental supervision out of school hours.

• Evaluation of an after-school workshop and play centre for latch-key children.

• A review and evaluation of furniture and equipment for use by children in pre­ school and day care centres.

• The construction of an infant and pre­ school child development record for use by teachers, supervisors and para- professional personnel.

• To conduct a feasibility study of family day care service in the Sydney area.

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Grant for:

Miss R. C. Combes, Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria

Ms M. Crowley and Ms A. Spooner, Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College, Queensland

Mr J. S. Cullen, N.S.W. Association for Mental Health, N.S.W.

Grant to:

Miss M. O’Callaghan, University of Tasmania, Tasmania

Mrs K. O’Connell, Randwick Primary School, Sydney, N.S.W.

Mr B. M. Wilson, Kedron Park Teachers College, Queensland

Grant to:

Australian Pre-school Association

National Sub-committee on Residential Care

• To undertake the preparation of resource materials for adults concerned with the care, development and education of children in early infancy.

• To survey community needs and facilities in child care for children under 15 m the Brisbane area.

• An examination of the attitudes of mothers of pre-school children to work and what their preferences are regarding the care of their children.

• An investigation into the feasibility and advisability of community-involved family day care programs for children.

• The Randwick School Recreational Centre: an evaluation of its achievements and programs after its initial year and during its second year with extended

facilities.

• Comparative study of supervised play­ ground versus home background in child development.

• Grant in aid.

• Recurrent assistance towards travel and expenses of committee members.

GRANTS TO NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Grant for:

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE B

REPORT TO THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE B

REPORT TO THE SENATE

1. Estimates Committee B has the honour to Report to the Senate.

2. On 3 October 1974 the Senate referred to the Committee the Particulars of Expenditure for the year 1975-76 relating to the following Departments: Foreign Affairs Overseas Trade

Services and Property

3. The Committee has considered these Estimates and has received explana­ tions from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Officers of the various Depart­ ments. A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and the Hansard reports of the evidence taken by the Committee are tabled for the information of the Senate,

in connection with the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 2 ) 1975-76.

4. Concern was expressed that where Departments had changed functions during the year under new administrative arrangements, the Committee was not provided with the necessary information to consider the expenditure on that particular function for the year. For example the transfer of certain responsibilities

from the Department of Services and Property to the Department of Urban and Regional Development prevented Committee members from obtaining adequate replies to certain questions relating to losses incurred by the Government through ‘dead rent’. It would assist Committees in their consideration of this type of expenditure if arrangements could be made between the Departments to provide complete information to each of the Committees that are investigating provision

for such expenditure.

5. The Committee places on record its appreciation of the very detailed written explanations which were provided to Senators prior to the hearings, and also the evidence given by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Officers of the various Departments, who assisted the Minister, during the inquiry.

6. After the completion of the Committee hearings, additional information was received from the Minister and his Department in reply to questions asked by Senators during the inquiry. This information is included as an Appendix to the Report.

J. N. BUTTON Chairman

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Estimates Committee B

Minutes of Proceedings

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THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE B MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

No. 6

THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 12.15 p.m.

2. REFERENCE: The Chairman reported that Resolution of the Senate of 3 September 1975 relating to the reference to the Committee of the proposed expenditure for the year 1975-76.

3. STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN: The Chairman made a statement relating to the procedure to be followed by the Committee in its examination of the Estimates of the following Departments:

Department of Foreign Affairs Department of Overseas Trade Department of Services and Property

4. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. D. R. Willesee, Minister for Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr F. C. Murray, Assistant Secretary Mr J. A. D. Piper, Assistant Secretary, International Mr R. E. Johns, Director, Finance Mr I. J. Meszes, Finance Officer (Estimates)

Mr W. R. Watson, Finance Officer (Forward Estimates) Mr T. F. Hopkinson, Assistant Director, Overseas Property Bureau Mr A. A. Hillier, Assistant Director, Overseas Property Bureau Mr N. A. Richardson, Principal Executive Officer, Overseas Property

Bureau Mr M. J. Wilson, First Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs and Cultural Relations Division Mr B. B. Hickey, Assistant Secretary, Cultural Relations Branch

Mr C. R. Jones, Assistant Secretary, Personnel Branch Mr K. W. Brazel, Head, Information and Publications Section Dr J. P. Warren, Project Officer, Science Advisers Office

Australian Development Assistance Agency:

Mr D. Mentz, Acting Director Mr R. P. Throssell, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Training and Personnel Division Mr Μ. H. Jolliffe, Assistant Secretary, Staffing Assistance Branch

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Mr E. Inge vies, Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Organisations Branch Mr R. M. Moore, Acting Assistant Secretary, Programs Branch Mr B. Bray, Head, Liaison and Services Branch Mr R. G. Spratt, Assistant Secretary, Operations Branch Mr N. W. Hunt, Acting Assistant Secretary, Finance Branch

Treasury Officials:

Mr R. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The Chairman called upon the following Divisions for consideration:

Division 305— Administrative (Document A ) . .

Division 306—Overseas Service (Document A ) . . Division 310— Overseas Property Bureau (Document A ) . Division 846— Capital Works and Services (Document B) Division 848— Overseas Property Bureau (Document B ) . Division 849— Other Services (Document B ) . .

Division 308— Australian Development Assistance Agency (Document A ) . . . . . . .

Division 847— Australian Development Assistance Agency (Document B ) . . . . . . .

31.562.500 41.066.500 25.047.000 130,000 22.700.000

50,000

341,964,000

13.310.000

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Foreign Affairs.

5. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPARTMENT OF OVERSEAS TRADE:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. D. R. Willesee, Minister for Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr R. Moore, Assistant Secretary, Management Services Mr S. Ryan, Assistant Director, Finance and Accounts Mr G. M. Hill, Assistant Secretary, Trade Promotion Branch Mr R. J. Thomas, Assistant Secretary, ADP and Technical Services Branch Mr D. R. Fitch, Assistant Secretary, Trade Services Division Mr D. Stafford, Assistant Director, Insurance (Insurance and Finance

Section) Mr F. D. Quinane, Assistant Secretary, Trade Commissioner Branch Mr Η. P. Witting, Director, Export Development Grants Board Mr P. Hartigan, Acting Director, MTN Section, International Trade

Organisation Division

Treasury Officials:

Mr R. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

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The Chairman called upon the following Divisions for consideration:

Division 470— Administrative (Document A ) . .

Division 472— Trade Commissioner Service (Document A ) Division 474— Export Development Grants Board (Document A ) . . . . . . .

Division 903— Capital Works and Services (Document B )

$

20.667.000 10.487.000

27.717.000 2,000,000

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Overseas Trade.

6. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES AND PROPERTY:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. D. R. Willesee, Minister for Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the following officers:

Management Services Branch:

Mr P. Westaway, Assistant Secretary Mr B. W. Palmer, Director, Management Consultancy Mr B. H. Coughlin, Director, Finance Mr G. T. O’Connor, Finance Officer

Stores and Transport Branch:

Mr R. W. B. Davies, First Assistant Secretary Mr K. A. Prendergast, Assistant Secretary Mr J. J. Mason, Director, Finance and Administration

Office of the Purchasing Commission:

Mr G. A. Low, First Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Research Division Mr T. T. McElroy, Director, Finance and General Services, Management Services Branch Mr D. M. Hogan, Acting Principal Executive Officer, Operations Branch

Parliamentary and Special Projects Section:

Mr P. G. Woodham, Executive Officer

Property Division:

Mr R. E. McLean, Acting Principal Executive Officer

Australian Survey Office:

Mr G. G. Van Senden, Assistant Surveyor General, Interstate Operations

Australian Electoral Office:

Mr R. Hegarty, Director, Management Services Branch Mr C. J. Rowe, Executive Officer, Administration

Treasury Officials:

Mr R. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

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The Chairman called upon the following Divisions for consideration:

Division 570— Administrative (Document A ) . .

Division 572— Australian Electoral Office (Document A ) Division 574— State and Electorate Offices of Ministers and Members of the Australian Parliament— Staff and Services (Document A ) . . . . .

Division 575— Conveyance of Members of Parliament and Others (Document A ) . . . . .

Division 933— Capital Works and Services (Document B )

$

31,391,200 12,712,400

4,113,400

2,830,000 10,395,000

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Services and Property.

7. DELIBERATIVE MEETING: For the purpose of considering a draft report the Committee went into deliberative session.

It was agreed, after debate, that a draft report be prepared by the Chairman and forwarded to each member for consideration.

8. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 5.20 p.m.

9. ATTENDANCE: All members of the Committee were present.

J. N. BUTTON Chairman

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Estimates Committee B

Appendix

Director Australian Development Assistance Agency Canberra, A.C.T. 2601 3 October 1975

The Chairman Senate Estimates Committee B Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION -FOLLOWING HEARING ON A D A A ESTIMATES

I refer to the Committee’s request yesterday for further information relating to the members of ACFOA and organisations which received project subsidy payments in 1974-75.

2. I enclose for the information of Committee members 7 copies each of:

(a ) an up-to-date list of the members of ACFOA produced by ACFOA itself; and (b ) a statement summarising the payments made and projects supported.

3. It would not be possible for us to give a definitive list of NGOs eligible for project support, as we may not be aware of an organisation’s existence unless it got in touch with us. Generally speaking however we consider that most such NGOs would be members of ACFOA or would operate under the ‘umbrella’ of

an organisation which is a member of ACFOA.

4. With regard to the statement ‘Notes on Staffing’ made available to the Committee at the hearing it might be useful for completeness if there were added on page 5 to paragraph (j):

‘(iii) the figure of 647 does not include 37 at the ΓΠ provided for under 3 0 8 /5 /0 5 and included in the 692’, and if at line (6 ) column (c) on the table the 37 were asterisked to a footnote reading Τ Π staff.

D. MENTZ Acting Director

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AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AGENCY NON GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS PROJECT SUBSIDY SCHEME— GRANTS AWARDED 1974-75

Name of organisation

A. Australian Catholic Relief

Total project subsidy

Projects for which assistance provided

$

32,500 1. Provision of truck for community development 2. Construction of store and offices for co-operative society 3. Rebuilding of vocational training

centre 4. Establishment of piggery at lepro­ sarium farm 5. Purchase of tractor and trailer for

rice and cattle development 6. Cement for construction of causeway

7. Materials to rebuild disused sawmill; wages of assembler 8. Establishment of Junior Farmers piggery 9. Mechanic workshop for vocational

training of junior officers 10. Provision of equipment for com­ munity well 11. Construction of spinning centre 12. Construction of spinning centre 13. Carpentry and mechanical equip­

ment for technical school 14. Provision of bulldozer to clear land for cattle project

B. Australian Council of Churches

C. Australian Council Save the Children Fund

30,000 1. Purchase of tractor and equipment for rice and vegetable irrigation develop­ ment 2. Provision of equipment and buildings

for farming and fishery co-operatives

10,000 Cost of materials to construct extensions to vdcational training centre

Location

Surabaya, Indonesia

Davao, Philippines

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Pusan, Korea

Ningil, Papua New Guinea Mukili, Papua New Guinea Kamulai,

Papua New Guinea Negrie, Papua New Guinea Wewak,

Papua New Guinea Bangalore, India

Kaliyal, India Malamilayan, India Portuguese Timor

Western Samoa

Niger

Senegal

Jombang, Indonesia

D. Australian Freedom from Hunger Campaign

E. Australian Jaycees

40,000 1. Purchase of farming implements for rural development scheme Surabaya, Indonesia

2. Purchase of pumps for irrigation co­ operative 3. Establishment of volunteer agricul­ tural adviser scheme 4. Provision of model farm for voca­

tional training 5. Cost of agricultural equipment train­ ing centre 6. Purchase of jeep and equipment for

cattle cross-breeding scheme 7. Provision of agricultural equipment for national rural training program

Pampanga, Philippines India

Veddchi Intensive Area Scheme, India. As above

As above

Korea

3,000 Management training program con­ ducted by Australian Jaycee repre­ sentatives

Papua New Guinea

F. Baptist World Aid and Relief Committee 10,000 Well digging program—provision of pipes and pump sets

Andhra Pradesh,. India

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Name of organisation Total project subsidy

Projects for which assistance provided Location

G. Children of Indo-China Association

H. Community Aid Abroad

10,000

40,000

I. For Those Who Have Less

J. Foster Parents Plan of Australia

K. Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific

L. Lutheran World Federation

M. Quaker Service Council of Australia

10,000

6,500

6,000

10,000

6,000

Post-war rehabilitation activities con­ ducted by international Quaker organ­ isation

1. Food for Work land clearing and development program 2. Processing equipment for rubber co­ operatives

3. Dam building, purchase of equipment for intensive water use scheme 4. Purchase of electric irrigation pumps for village development

5. Construction of bore well with tank and pump 6. Maintenance of family planning field workers program . 7. Integrated rural development program

8. Equipment for youth vocational train­ ing scheme Provision of health, nutrition and agri­ cultural extension services for com­

munity development program

1. Purchase of boats for Fishing Co­ operative 2. Bridge and road building, provision of seed and fertiliser for community

development scheme 3. Provision of drinking water tanks

Cattle breeding scheme—clearing and sowing land and purchase of cattle

Integrated rural reconstruction program

1. Community Development Scheme

2. Community Development Scheme 3. Community Development Scheme

Quang Ngai, South Vietnam

Sulla Thana, Bangladesh Sri Lanka

Tanjungkerta, Indonesia Vikas Mandel Centre, India

Lindi, Tanzania

Indonesia

Veddchi Intensive Area Scheme, India Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bhola Island, Bangladesh

Zamboanga, Philippines Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Kerangasam, Bali, Indonesia

Makira Island, Solomon Islands

Southern Sudan

Rajoir Thana, Bangladesh Rasulia, India Hlekweni,

South Rhodesia

N . Society of St Vincent de Paul

5,000 1. Purchase of equipment for vocational training 2. As above 3. Provision of ‘buffalo bank’ for rural

community 4. Harnessing water for irrigation scheme 5. Purchase of pump for irrigation

scheme 6. Cost of materials to build dam

7. Provision of seeds and fertiliser for cultivation scheme 8. Preparation of land for rice growing 9. Construction of weaving centre for

widows

10. Extension of sewing centre building

Marilao, Philippines Marjummel, India Changwad Nongkai,

Thailand Changwad Sako, Nakorn, Thailand Changwad Nakorn-

panom, Thailand Changwad Nakom- panom, Thailand Changwad Chiengmai,

Thailand Faridpur, Bangladesh Jessore, Bangladesh

Chittagong, Bangladesh

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Total

Name of organisation project subsidy Projects for which assistance provided Location

O. UNICEF Committee

$

10,000 Construction of hostel for women trainee Bangladesh of Australia teachers

Total subsidies allocated 229,000

SUMMARY BY COUNTRIES Asia Pacific

India . . . . 12 Papua New Guinea . . . . 6

Bangladesh . . . 7 O ther Pacific................................. 2

Indonesia . . . 7 —

Thailand . • · 5 T o t a l ................................. 8

Philippines . . . 4

Sri Lanka . . . 3 Africa

Other Asia . . . 4 Total (Niger, Senegal, Tanzania,

— . South Rhodesia, Sudan) . . 5

Total . . . 42

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AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR OVERSEAS AID MEMBER ORGANISATIONS MAILING LIST FOR MINUTES AND COMMUNICATIONS September 1975

Organisation Contact

Address and Telephone Number

Action For World Development . . Mr W. Armstrong P.O. Box J124

Co-ordinator Brickfield Hill, N.S.W. 2000

(02)26 1126

Archbishop of Sydney’s Overseas Relief Rev. A. C. Nichols P.O. Box Q190 Fund Executive Officer QueenVictoria Building

Sydney, N.S.W. 2000 (02) 26 2371

Asian Bureau Australia . . . Mark Raper, S.J. 175 Royal Parade

Parkville, Vic. 3052 (03) 347 8595 (work) 347 6876 (after hours)

Association of Apex Clubs . . . Mr Robert Wall 13 Hillbar Rise

Queanbeyan, N.S.W. 2620 (062) 97 1462 (home) 73 3311 (work)

Australian Baptist World Aid and Relief Rev. A. C. Prior P.O. Box 677

Committee Chairman Crows Nest, N.S.W. 2065

(02) 43 1945

Australians Care For Refugees (Austcare) Rev. G. S. Parish G.P.O. Box 9820 Executive Secretary Sydney, N.S.W. 2001

(02) 29 3328

Australian Catholic Relief . . . Mr Wm C. Byrne P.O. Box J124

National Executive Director Brickfield Hill, N.S.W. 2000 (02) 26 1592

Australian Council of Churches— Mr John Mavor P.O. Box J i l l

Division of World Christian Action Secretary-Director Brickfield Hill, N.S.W. 2000 (02) 26 2901

Australian Council Save The Children Mr R. Grubb P.O. Box 159

Fund President North Adelaide, S.A. 5006

(08) 228 3314

Australian Freedom From Hunger Mr Barry O’Hagan G.P.O. Box 3930

Campaign—Action For Development National Director Sydney, N.S.W. 2001 (02) 29 3229

Australian Jaycees . . . . Mr Ian D. Hopper 58 Reigate Road

Co-ordinator Highton, Geelong, Vic. 3216

(052) 43 6336

Australian Red Cross Society . . Miss N. Minogue 122 Flinders Street

Deputy Secretary-General Melbourne, Vic. 3000 (03) 63 4251

Australian Student Christian Movement Ms Gwen Newman P.O. Box 94 Fitzroy, Vic. 3065 (03) 41 6898

Australian Union of Students . . Mr Ian MacDonald 97 Drummond Street

President Carlton, Vic. 3053

(03) 347 7433

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Organisation Contact

Address and Telephone Number

Campaign Against Racial Exploitation Rev. E. Arblaster P.O. Box 433

(CARE) Chairman Civic Square, A.C.T. 2608

(062)49 7129

Community Aid Abroad . . . Mr Adrian Harris 75 Brunswick Street

Director Fitzroy, Vic. 3065

(03) 41 7055

Federation of Jewish Welfare Societies Mr W. Lippmann, M.B.E. 466 Punt Road Executive Vice-President South Yarra, Vic. 3141 . . . ■ ·

(03) 26 3727

For Those Who Have Less . . Mr L. S. Reid P.O. Box 265

President Dandenong, Vic. 3175

(059) 96 1870

Foster Parents Plan of Australia . . Mr J. L. Coller 36 Park Street

National Director South Melbourne, Vic. 3205

(03) 699 1200

Foundation for the Peoples of the South Mrs L. M. Price G.P.O. Box 3395

Pacific, Inc. Executive Officer - Sydney, N.S.W. 2001

(02) 231 6555

International Development Action . Mr John Roberts 73 Little George Street

National Director Fitzroy, Vic. 3065

(03) 41 6898 (work) 383 1191 (home)

Lutheran World Federation . . Mr S. K. Bartsch P.O. Box 488

Australian Representative Albury, N.S.W. 2640 (060) 21 5329

National Youth Council of Australia . Mrs Fay Lewis 23 Clarendon Street

Executive Director ■ East Melbourne, Vic. 3002

(03) 419 5633

Overseas Service Bureau . . . Mr A. A. B. Martin 23 Clarendon Street

Director East Melbourne, Vic. 3002

(03) 419 1788

Project Concern Australia . . . Mr N. Mashford 160 Ferguson Street

National President Williamstown, Vic. 3016

(03) 397 6179 (work) 397 6639 (home)

Returned Services League of Australia Mr A. G. W. Keys, O.B.E., M.C. P.O. Box 303 National Secretary Canberra, A.C.T. 2601

(062) 48 7199

Society of St Vincent de Paul . . Mr M. Whiteley , , ‘Glenara’, Boomey Road

Overseas Relief President Molong, N.S.W. 2866 (063) 69 6257

Mr E. Bacon : Ozanam House

National President 7 Young Street

Sydney, N.S.W. 2000 (02) 27 4581

United Nations Association of Australia Mr P. Underhill Room 1, 1st Floor

National President National Bank Chambers

66 Turbot Street Brisbane, Qld 4000 (072) 21 4504

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Organisation Contact

Address and Telephone Number

tUNICEF Committee of Australia . Mr G. Taylor

Hon. Secretary

Randwick Public School Cowper Street Randwick, N.S.W. 2031 (02) 39 6041 36 Grosvenor Street Sydney, N.S.W. 2000 (02) 27 4634

"World Vision of Australia . . . Mr Harold Henderson P.O. Box 399C

Melbourne, Vic. 3001 (03) 67 5836

Woung Men’s Christian Association of Australia Mr Η. V. Jenner National Executive Director

Mr C. Charlesworth

196 Albert Road South Melbourne, Vic. 3205 (03) 69 7655 200 Belmore Road

Balwyn, Vic. 3103 (03) 857 9918

Young Women’s Christian Association of Australia Mrs J. Keen Executive Director

68 Powlett Street East Melbourne, Vic. 3002 (03) 41 2131

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

-Asian Development Foundation . . Rev. R. F. Wootton Executive Director Assembly Hall 156 Collins Street

Melbourne, Vic. 3000 (03) 63 9311

The Australian National Council for the Blind Mr J. W. Wilson 7 Mair Street

Brighton Beach, Vic. 3188 (03) 598 8555

Vietnam Orphans Fund . . . Dr B. McGowran 42 Sunvalley Drive

Glenalta, S.A. 5052 (08) 278 1460

ACFOA EXECUTIVE

Chairman Mr Wm Armstrong Mr R. Alston

Hon. Neil Batt, M.H.A. Action for World Development 2nd Floor

Minister for Education 100 Flinders Street Owen Dixon Chambers

116 Bathurst Street Melbourne, Vic. 3000 205 William Street

Hobart, Tas. 7000 (03) 63 9673 (work) Melbourne, Vic. 3000

(002) 30 9011 (work) (03) 602 2100 (work)

Vice-Chairman Mr Wm C. Byrne Mrs L. Price

Mr A. A. B. Martin c/o Australian Catholic Relief c/o Foundation for the

c/o Overseas Service Bureau Peoples of the South Pacific

Hon. Secretary Mr A. Harris Mr J. Mavor

Mr J. L. Coller c/o Community Aid Abroad c/o Australian Council of

c/o Foster Parents Plan Churches

Hon. Treasurer Ms T. Ockenden Prof. D. Llewellyn-Jones

Maj.-Gen. P. A. Cullen 154 Barkly Street 35 Marina

G.P.O. Box 2333 Carlton, Vic. 3053 300A Bums Bay Road

Sydney, N.S.W. 2001 (03) 347 7433 (work) Lane Cove, N.S.W. 2066

(02) 22 11199 (work) (02) 428 4370

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AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR OVERSEAS AID

P.O. Box 1562 Canberra City, 2601

Cables: Humans Canberra Phone: (062) 474822

SECRETARIAT: Room 15, Bailey Arcade, comer East Row and London Circuit, Civic

Executive Director: Mr Michael P. Sullivan—

After hours phone: (STD code 062 ) 474228

Accountant: Mr Peter LeComu— After hours phone: (STD code 062) 487502

Secretary: Mrs Billie Jo McCann— After hours phone: (STD code 062) 958349

EDUCATION UNIT: Room 5, Bailey Arcade, comer East Row and London Circuit, Civic

Education Officers: Mr Neville Curtis and Ms Kate Moore— After hours phone: (STD code 062) 474228 (Mr Curtis) After hours phone: (STD code 062) 882672 (M s Moore)

Librarian: Ms Anne Cullen— After hours phone: (STD code 062) 816532

AUSTRALIAN DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE AGENCY

P.O. Box 887

Canberra City, 2601 Phone: (062) 486644

Telex No.: 62012 Telegrams: Austdevaid

NGO Liaison Officer: Mr Neville Ross— Direct line: (062 ) 475960

Please note: The alternate ACFOA switchboard numbers are: 474099 or 474299.

International Disaster Emergencies Committee (ID E C )— Canberra phone number is: (0 6 2 ) 475536

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE C

REPORT TO THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE C

REPORT TO THE SENATE

Estimates Committee C has the honour to present its Report to the Senate.

1. On 3 September 1975, the Senate referred to the Committee the Estimates for the year 1975-76 relating to the following Departments:

Special Minister of State Education Media Tourism and Recreation

2. The Committee has considered these Estimates and has received explanations of them from the Special Minister of State, and in his unavoidable absence from the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

A copy of the Hansard report of the evidence is tabled for the information of the Senate in connection with the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 1975-76.

3. Subsequent to the hearing of evidence and in accordance with undertakings given during the hearing, additional information was forwarded to the Committee in reply to certain questions asked during the proceedings. Copies of these replies are attached as an Appendix to the Report.

4. The Committee wishes to draw attention to the following: (a ) In certain cases sufficiently detailed explanations were not given in the Explanatory Notes. For example, when Departments include a provision for advertising in their explanations it would be of benefit to know what

types of advertising were proposed— advertising for new staff or for some particular project. Again, when Departments make provision for car hire it would be of advantage to the Committee to know in advance the types of car hire proposed— cars on hire to the Department or used

from time to time from a Commonwealth Pool. Were such explanations included in the Explanatory Notes the time taken by the Committee in examining the Estimates must be reduced.

(b ) During its examination of the Estimates for the Department of the Media members of the Committee found difficulty in reconciling the expenditure figures for the year 1974-75 shown, in the Explanatory Notes, against a new Division— Division 416— Publication and Inquiry

Centres. It was discovered, after lengthy inquiries, that a new accounting procedure had been introduced during this financial year and that certain of the expenditure figures shown for 1974-75 had been derived from payments made from a Trust Account. N o mention of this was made in

the Explanatory Notes. The Committee believes that when such changes in estimating procedures are made a full and detailed explanation should be given. Such a practice would greatly assist members of the Committee and would curtail the time taken by members before and during the

Committee’s hearings.

(c) When considering the Estimates of the Department of Tourism and Recreation the Committee noted an item— Division 6 4 0 /3 /0 7 — Equity

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participation in tourist developments. This item referred to the Government’s participation in the Old Sydney Town Project. The Committee considered that it was a misnomer to call the Government’s participation in this Project, ‘Equity Participation’. Evidence given before the Committee seemed to show that the Government’s initial participation in this scheme was not purely equity participation but rather was more in the nature of a grant or a subsidy.

4. The Committee records the appreciation of the evidence given by the Special Minister of State, the Minister for Agriculture and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, together with the officers of the various Departments whose Estimates the Committee considered.

14 October 1975

R. E. McAULIFFE Chairman

Estimates Committee C

Minutes of Proceedings

24389/75^-4

THE SENATE

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 4.20 p.m. The Chairman (Senator McAuliffe) took the Chair.

2. REFERENCE OF ESTIMATES: The Resolution of the Senate of 3 September referring Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for 1975-76 to Estimates Committees was reported.

3. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEE: The Resolution of the Senate of 3 September discharging Senators Coleman and Scott and appointing Senators Grimes and Rae in their places was reported.

4. STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN: The Chairman made a statement relating to the procedure to be followed by the Committee in its examination of the Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the year ending 30 June 1976, and stated that, pursuant to the Order of the Senate of 3 September 1975, the

Committee would consider the following departmental estimates:

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE C MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

No. 6

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1975

Document* Page Division

No.

Department Amount

A 113-123 610-629 Special Minister of State . . . .

$

92,903,000

B 24 945 Special Minister of State . . . . 1,390,000

A 32-40 270-281 E d u catio n ......................................................... 342,100,000

B 9 835-837 E ducation......................................................... 19,438,000

A 70-72 410-416 Media . . . . . . . 137,575,000

B 16-17 877-878 M e d i a ......................................................... 15,231,000

A 124-125 640-641 Tourism and Recreation . . . . 15,040,000

B 24 952-953 Tourism and Recreation . . . . 6,900,000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976*. * Document B—‘Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976*.

Ordered: That the estimates be considered in the following order: Department of Special Minister of State Department of the Media Department of Education Department of Tourism and Recreation

5. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76—DEPART­ MENT OF SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. Douglas McClelland, Special Minister of State, and during a short absence, Senator the Hon. D. R. Willesee, Minister for Foreign Affairs, accompanied by the following officers: Thomas Ferguson Paterson, First Assistant Secretary, Ministerial and

Management Services Division

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Frank Leo Ahrens, First Assistant Secretary, Grants and Territories Division Alan Wray McCasker, First Assistant Secretary, Prices and Authorities Division David Thomas Charles, First Assistant Secretary, Protection Policy Division Donald Roy White, Assistant Secretary, Management Services

Robert Augustus Wise, Acting Assistant Secretary, Royal Commissions Branch Patrick David Priestly, Senior Finance Officer Barrington Eric Hinchcliffe, Assistant Secretary, Island Territories Branch Allen Alfred Shakespeare, Assistant Secretary, World Expositions Branch

Remuneration Tribunal:

Francis Charles Boyle, Secretary

Australian Bureau of Statistics:

Peter George Howell, Acting Assistant Statistician, Management Services Branch John Anthony Butler, Director, Finance and General Services

Australian War Memorial:

Noel Joseph Flanagan, Director

International Women’s Year: Patrick John Galvin, Co-ordinator, I.W.Y. Secretariat

Australian Archives:

Robert George Neale, Director-General Wildren Richard O’Neill, Executive Officer

Grants Commission: Bruce Cecil Major, Assistant Secretary, Local Government Finances Branch

National Library of Australia:

Arthur Ellis, Assistant Director-General George Edward Clark, Director, Management Services

Prices Justification Tribunal: Neil Francis Brown, Registrar

Industries Assistance Commission:

Robert John Adams, Director, Management Services λ

Kenneth Barry Mourant, Assistant Director, Administrative Services Peter James Toohey, Finance Officer

Australian War Graves:

John Murnane, Executive Officer

Department of the Treasury: Mr A. L. Ray, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration: Divisions 610-629— Department of Special Minister of State (Document A ) Division 945— Department of Special Minister of State (Document B ) The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Special Minister of State.

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6. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF THE MEDIA:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. Douglas McClelland, Special Minister of State, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr P. A. Nott, First Assistant Secretary Mr L. A. MacDonald, Assistant Secretary, Planning and Finance Mr P. B. Westerway, Director, Planning and Research (Acting) Mr J. Thompson, Director, Australian Government Advertising Service

Mr K. R. Sievers, Assistant Secretary, Television Mr N. M. Boyle, Assistant Controller, Australian Government Publishing Service ·

Mr B. Robinson, Finance Officer, Australian Government Publishing Service Mr A. Wheatley, Estimates Officer, Australian Government Publishing Service Mr W. S. Brooks, Assistant Director, Australian Office of Information

Mr D. K. Bogg, Executive Officer, Australian Office of Information Mr N. H. Bennell, Director, Australian Government Liaison Service Mr B. Banks, Director, Management Services Mr R. Fairweather, Accountant

Mr B. P. Shurman, Acting Controller, Australian Government Publishing Service Mr B. J. Connolly, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Australian Broadcasting Control Board

Department of the Treasury:

Mr A. L. Ray, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration: Divisions 410-416— Department of the Media (Document A ) Divisions 877-878— Department of the Media (Document B )

And the Committee considering Division 412— Broadcasting and Television Services— Sub-division 1— For payment to the Australian Broadcasting Control Board— $4,530,000.

7. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.05 p.m. till Tuesday, 7 October 1975 at 4.15 p.m. (Subject to the sitting of the Senate).

8. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senators Grimes, Guilfoyle, McAuliffe, Melzer, Rae and Young (6 ).

Senators Baume, Button, Sir Magnus Cormack, Davidson, Greenwood, Laucke and Webster also attended.

R. E. McAULIFFE Chairman

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 4.00 p.m. The Chairman (Senator McAuliffe) took the Chair.

2. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPARTMENT OF THE MEDIA:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, Minister for Agriculture, accom­ panied by the following officers:

Mr P. A. Nott, First Assistant Secretary Mr P. B. Westerway, Director, Planning and Research Mr B. P. Shurman, Acting Controller, Australian Government Publishing Service

Mr N. M. Boyle, Assistant Controller, Australian Government Publishing Service Mr B. Robinson, Finance Officer, Australian Government Publishing Service Mr A. Wheatley, Estimates Officer, Australian Government Publishing

Service Mr W. S. Brooks, Assistant Director, Australian Office of Information Mr D. K. Bogg, Executive Officer, Australian Office of Information Mr B. Freedman, Assistant Director, Australian Office of Information

Mr N. H. Bennell, Director, Australian Government Liaison Office

Australian Broadcasting Control Board: Mr B. J. Connolly, Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Mr J. R. Cowan, Assistant Secretary

Australian Broadcasting Commission: Mr G. G. White, Assistant General Manager (Television) Mr D. J. Miley, Acting Assistant General Manager (Radio) Mr W. E. White, Acting Assistant General Manager (Management Services) Mr J. F. Venn, Controller of Finance.

Department of the Treasury:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 412-416— Department of the Media (Document A )

Divisions 877-878— Department of the Media (Document B)

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of the Media.

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3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. K. S. Wriedt, Minister for Agriculture, accom­ panied by the following officers:

Mr D . M. Morrison, First Assistant Secretary, Policy Division Mr Η. E. Hughes, First Assistant Secretary, Student Assistance and International Relations Division Mr D. W. Hood, Assistant Secretary, Territorial Liaison Branch Mr E. M. McConchie, Assistant Secretary, Facilities Branch Mr R. N. Allen, Assistant Secretary, Management Services Branch

Mr E. L. Charles, Assistant Secretary, Migrant Education Branch Mr M. Higgins, Finance Officer, N.T. Division Mr I. Welch, Acting Director, Special Programs Branch

Interim Australian Capital Territory Schools Authority:

Mr B. Peck, Assistant Secretary, School and Policy Branch

Commonwealth Teaching Service: Mr M. J. Woodward, Secretary

Schools Commission: Mr J. R. Scutt, Secretary Commission on Technical and Further Education:

Mr Η. K. Coughlan, Chairman

Universities Commission: ................

Mr R. M. Gillett, Assistant Secretary, Finance and Buildings Program Branch Mr R. W. Pratley, Director of Finance

Commission on Advanced Education: Mr L. Flicker, Secretary Mr W. F. Roller, Director, Programs and Administrative Services

Curriculum Development Centre:

Mr G. Spring, Principal Executive Officer

Department of the Treasury:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer And the Committee having concluded its consideration of Division 270— Administrative— $177,489,000.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.10 p.m. till a day and hour to be fixed.

5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senators Grimes, Guilfoyle, McAuliffe, Melzer, Rae and Young (6 ). Senators Sir Kenneth Anderson and Sir Magnus Cormack also attended.

R. E. McAULIFFE Chairman

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THE SENATE

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 10.00 a.m. The Chairman (Senator McAuliffe) took the Chair.

2. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF EDUCATION:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. Douglas McClelland, Special Minister of State, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr D. M. Morrison, First Assistant Secretary, Policy Division Mr Η. E. Hughes, First Assistant Secretary, Student Assistance and International Relations Division Mr D. W. Hood, Assistant Secretary, Territorial Liaison Branch Mr E. M. McConchie, Assistant Secretary, Facilities Branch Mr R. N. Allen, Assistant Secretary, Management Services Branch Mr E. L. Charles, Assistant Secretary, Migrant Education Branch Mr M. Higgins, Finance Officer, N.T. Division ,

Mr I. Welch, Acting Director, Special Programs Branch

Interim Australian Capital Territory Schools Authority:

Mr B. Peck, Assistant Secretary, School and Policy Branch Mr B. J. Hutchinson, Director, Management Services

Commonwealth Teaching Service:

Mr M. J. Woodward, Secretary

Schools Commission:

Mr J. R: Scutt, Secretary

Commission on Technical and Further Education:

Mr Η. K. Coughlan, Chairman

Universities Commission:

Mr R. M. Gillett, Assistant Secretary, Finance and Buildings Program Branch Mr R. W. Pratley, Director of Finance

Commission on Advanced Education: -

Mr L. Fricker, Secretary Mr W. F. Roller, Director, Programs and Administrative Services

Curriculum Development Centre:

, Mr G. Spring, Principal Executive Officer

Department of the Treasury:

Mr F. V. Colvin, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

Technical and Further Education Commission:

Mr Denis Gunning Robinson, Principal Executive Officer

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Territorial Liaison Branch:

Mr J. Mitchell

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 271-281— Department of Education (Document A ) Divisions 835-837— Department of Education (Document B ) The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed additional expenditure for the Department of Education.

3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF TOURISM AND RECREATION:

Appearing: Senator the Hon. Douglas McClelland, Special Minister of State, accompanied by the following officers: Mr N. N. Ellis, First Assistant Secretary Mr L. Stroud, Assistant Secretary

Mr G. R. Dempster, Assistant Secretary, Sports Development and Fitness Branch Mr B. O’Connell, Director of Administration

Australian Tourist Commission:

Mr J. Miller, Assistant General Manager Mr N. McDonnell, Acting Director, Marketing Operations Department of the Treasury: Mr F. V. Colvin, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration: Divisions 640-641— Department of Tourism and Recreation (Document A ) Divisions 952-953— Department of Tourism and Recreation (Document B ). The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed additional expenditure for the Department of Tourism and Recreation.

4. DELIBERATIVE MEETING: The Committee met in deliberative session and considered the content of its report.

5. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 3.20 p.m. till Tuesday, 14 October 1975 at 9.30 a.m.

The following members of the Committee were present:

Senators Grimes, Guilfoyle, McAuliffe, Melzer, Rae and Young (6 ).

R. E. McAULIFFE Chairman

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1. MEETING: The Committee met in deliberative session at 9.30 a.m. The Chairman (Senator McAuliffe) took the Chair.

2. MINUTES: The Minutes of meetings held on Tuesday, 30 September 1975, Tuesday, 7 October 1975 and Friday, 10 October 1975 were read and confirmed.

3. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE: The Chairman presented a draft report for the Committee’s consideration. The draft report was amended and agreed to, after discussion.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 9.51 a.m.

5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senators McAuliffe, Guilfoyle, Melzer and Young.

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R. E. McAULIFFE Chairman

Estimates Committee C

Appendix

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DEPARTMENT OF THE SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

Canberra, A.C.T. 2600 13 October 1975

Dear Mr Smith, During the consideration by Senate Estimates Committee C on 30 September 1975 of the 1975-76 Estimates for the Department of the Special Minister of State, officers of the Department undertook to provide the Committee with additional information on a number of matters.

The additional information sought by the Committee is provided in the Statements A to E attached.

Yours sincerely,

‘ ‘ ‘ " P. J. LAWLER

Secretary

Mr Guy Smith Secretary Senate Estimates Committee C Parliament House

Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

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STATEMENT A

DEPARTMENT OF THE SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

Division 6 1 0 /2 /0 4 — Australian Government G azette—Printing

Senator Guilfoyle asked for the details of expenditure in 1974-75 under the five main categories used to dissect expenditure on the Gazette.

This is shown in the following table:

$

General Gazette . . . . . . 227,339

Public Service Gazettes . . . . . 337,701

Special Gazettes . . . . . . 24,775

Gazette Index . . . . . . 6,790

Periodical Gazettes . . . . . . 95,745

$692,350

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STATEMENT B

DEPARTMENT OF THE SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

Division 6 1 0 /3 /1 5 — International Women’s Year

Senator Guilfoyle asked to see a list of direct grants made to individuals.

Details of all direct grants made to individuals and organisations from funds' appropriated for International Women’s Year are contained in the attached schedule.

Additional information about the grants is contained in the following Press Statements by the Prime Minister:

No. 394 issued on 4 December 1974

No. 417 issued on 17 December 1974

No. 456 issued on 20 February 1975

No. 508 issued on 4 June 1975

No. 510 issued on 6 June 1975

No. 514 issued on 17 June 1975

and in a Press Statement of the National Advisory Committee issued on 6 January 1975. Copies of these Press Statements are attached.

Name of recipient Purpose Amount

$

STATE: NATIONAL

1. Parents Without Partners, Australia .

2. National Youth Council of Australia .

3. National Council for the Single Mother and Her Child 4. National Women and Madness Confer­ ence Committee

5. Australian Library Promotion Council 6. National Research Program . .

7. Women’s Theatre Group . . .

8. Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations 9. Australian Council of Churches . . 10. Seventeenth National FCAATSI Confer­

ence

11. Young Women’s Christian Association 12. Human Reproduction television series . 13. Kate Moore Australian Council for Overseas Aid

14. United Nations Association of Australia

To assist President to attend conference in U.S.A. To produce booklet for girls entering workforce

Grant towards conference . . .

Grant towards conference . . .

To produce pamphlet on feminist literature To document, collect and assess research material on women in Australia To extend activities and perform in cities

such as Wollongong and Newcastle Trade Union Women’s Resources Centre

Towards Status of Women Commission . For fares and accommodation for 15 Aboriginal women to attend conference For exhibition of photographs on women Television series on human reproduction .

To assist with research project . .

Grant for activities for International Women’s Year

500.00

10.500.00

3.150.00

6.100.00

1,500.00 108,000.00

10,000.00

40.000. 00

39.000. 00 4.000. 00

43.400.00 100,000.00 974.40

2. 000 . 00

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Name of recipient Purpose Amount

$

STATE: NEW SOUTH WALES

1. Committee for the Liverpool Women’s Health and Resources Centre 2. Wayside Chapel, Kings Cross . .

3. N.S.W. Council for the Ageing . .

4. Women’s Committee Against Private Violence 5. The Women’s House, Sydney

6. Hunter Region Centre . 7. Dorothy Buckland . .

8. N.S.W. Teachers’ Federation

9. Anne Conlon and Edna Ryan

10. Women’s Lawyers Association

11. Union of Australian Women . 12. Joan Long . . . .

13. The Women’s Film Festival ’75 . 14. Albury Symphony Orchestra .

15. North Shore Symphony Orchestra

16. Australian Local Government Women’s Association 17. Young Women’s Christian Association

18. Elizabeth Boesel . . . .

19. Campaign Against Moral Persecution .

20. Joyce Stevens . . . . .

21. Country Women’s Association .

22. Women Active Politically . . .

23. International Women’s Year Committee, Bland Shire Council 24. N.S.W. Division of United Nations Association of Australia

To establish multi-purpose women’s centre

To operate ‘prevention’ counselling service to parents under stress Towards research on care for aged and women supporting aged parents Towards research into incidence of private

violence For furnishing, painting and publicising House To establish multi-purpose women’s centre

For projects involving migrant women in Sydney Towards activities related to women during year Production of book The Gentle Invaders—

Australian Women at Work 1788-1974 To assist 2 women to attend International Conference on legislation relating to women To produce booklet for women workers . To produce film Caddie . . . .

To hold a touring film festival on women To invite Mrs Trudy Bedassy to conduct concert as contribution to International Women’s Year

To commission work by Dulcie Holland as contribution to International Women’s Year To compile history o f women in government

in Australia, State, local and federal levels To staff projects relating to changing needs of women To establish centre in Parramatta for

International Women’s Year To support weekend workshops on position of female homosexual in society To hold forums for women on under­

standing and changing pressures on women To hold residential seminars on women’s legal rights, estate planning and related

subjects To hold media workshops weekend . . To hold seminar on issues affecting women in region Grant for activities relating to International

Women’s Year

STATE: VICTORIA

1. Fitzroy Accommodation Service . . 2. Victorian Women’s Liberation . . 3. Sunshine International Women’s Year Committee 4. Ms lone Fett . . . . .

5. Women’s Abortion Action Coalition . 6. Federation of Italian Emigrant Workers and Their Families 7. Council for the Single Mother and Her

Chtid

8. Nursing Mothers Association . .

9. Footscray Institute of Technology .

To assist homeless women . . .

For improvements to women’s centres . For research into needs of women in working class areas For publication on research on medical

graduates Towards costs of conference and booklet To produce special issue of Nuova Paese on women workers To produce film on accommodation

available to single mothers Towards cost of holding a national confer­ ence on women in a changing society To produce leaflets on female engineers and

offer courses on technology for women

2,000.00

3.000. 00

5.500.00

10.214.00

4.000. 00

41.220.00 1.000. 00

12,000.00

2,000.00

2,000.00

3.800.00 50.000. 00 35.000. 00 300.00

500.00

3.000. 00

20,000.00

3.000. 00

4.000. 00

6. 000. 00

8,000.00

604.00 500.00

2,000.00

7.500.00 4.000. 00 10,000.00

2. 000 . 00

10,000.00 1.790.00

380.00

4,000.00

1.580.00

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N am e o f recipient Purpose A m ount

10. Wren Publishing Pty Ltd . . .

11. Melbourne State College Committee on International Women’s Year 12. Women’s Movement Children’s Litera­ ture Co-operative 13. Centre for Urban Research and Action 14. Women’s Theatre Group . . .

15. Monash University . . . .

16. Ewing G a l l e r y ......................................

17. Gwen Wesson, La Trobe University . 18. Prahran College of Advanced Education 19. International Women’s Year Committee of Victoria 20. The Country Women’s Association of

Victoria 21. National Council of Women of Victoria 22. A. Morton and H. Kon . . .

23. Australian Local Government Women’s Association, Victoria 24. Zelda d’A prano......................................

25. Diana W i l s o n ......................................

26. Victorian Division of United Nations Association of Australia

To print non-sexist children’s books . To hold s e m i n a r ......................................

To print posters for distribution through schools For research involving migrant women . For performances relating to women’s

issues Towards cost of seminar . . .

For a survey of Australian women painters To publish a book of writings by housewives To hold s e m i n a r ......................................

To hold reception to honour certain women on 8 March To hold regional seminars . . .

For festival and exhibition . . .

To produce video-tape and film . .

To subsidise conference . . . .

To pay for visit of Shulamit Aloni . .

To produce book on history of women’s movement To produce book on achievements of Australian sportswomen

Grant for activities for International Women’s Year

20,000.00 7.000. 00

12.580.00

60,000.00 27.300.00

750.00 6.000 . 00

3.800.00 2.750.00 3.500.00

3.500.00

7.000. 00

2.000. 00

1.500.00 3.000. 00

8.000 . 00

6,000.00

1,000.00

STATE: QUEENSLAND

1. Country Women’s Association, Mirri- winni Branch 2. Women’s Electoral Lobby . . .

3. Women’s Community Aid Association, Qld 4. Carole Ferrier, University of Queensland

5. Anwyl B u r f e in ......................................

6. National Council of Women of Towns­ ville 7. Queensland Association of University Women

8. International Women’s Year Committee of Queensland 9. Portia Club . . . . .

10. ESA Women International, Queensland 11. Association of Queensland Women’s Forum Clubs 12. Queensland Division of United Nations

Association of Australia

For improvements to grounds . .

To send delegate to International Confer­ ence on Disabled Women To assist with furnishings and facilities in Brisbane Women’s Centre To establish a Women’s Interdisciplinary

Journal To establish a women’s printing workshop To fund a series of public lectures . .

To assist seminar on ‘Women as Agents of Change’ Grant for celebrations held on Inter­ national Women’s Day

For series of conferences and workshops . For weekend seminar . . . .

To hold seminar on ‘Women at Work’ .

Grant for activities for International Women’s Year

1.380.00

1.241.00 + 501.00 2,000.00

1.682.00

4.000. 00

3.000. 00

637.00

69.00

500.00 250.00 4,220.00

2 .000 . 00

STATE: SOUTH AUSTRALIA

1. The Women’s Centre, Adelaide . . 2. University of Adelaide, Department of Adult Education 3. Women’s Resources Group, Wattle Park

4. Women’s Studies Group, Flinders Uni­ versity 5. Royal South Australian Society of Arts Inc.

6. Adelaide Festival Centre Trust . . 7. Country Women’s Association . . 8. Salisbury College of Advanced Education

9. S.A. Division of United Nations Asso­ ciation of Australia

Improvements to Centre . . . .

Weekly seminars to study women’s status and role Establishment of a women’s resources centre To provide resources for women involved

in women’s studies course For International Women’s Year Art Exhibi­ tion, ‘Art and the Creative Woman’ For a multi-media production about women

Series of seminars . . . . .

Series of conferences . . . .

For activities for International Women’s Year

4.000. 00

4.000. 00

12.580.00

13.350.00

3.850.00

1.000 . 00

4.440.00 2 ,000.00 2,000.00

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Name of recipient Purpose Amount

fl

STATE: WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1. W.A. Institute of Technology . .

2. Women's Centre Action Group . . 3. Victoria Blechynden and John Beaton . 4. Nardine Women’s Refuge . . .

5. Adele C o h e n .......................................

6. Irene Greenwood . . . .

7. W.A. Division o f United Nations Association of Australia

Grant for seminar, ‘Women from Minority Groups’ Establishment of Women’s Refuge . . To produce film on cystitis . . .

Grant to cover running costs . . .

Grant for tour, ‘Readings By and About Women’ Grant for research for book on history of women in Australia Grant for activities for International

Women’s Year

STATE: TASMANIA

1. Women’s Centre, Launceston . . 2. St Michael’s Collegiate School . . 3. Lorraine Rogers, Adult Education Board, Rosny College 4. National Council of Women of Tasmania

5. National Coucnil of Women of Laun­ ceston 6. Women’s Electoral Lobby (North West Branch) 7. Australian Church Women . . .

8. Tasmanian Division of United Nations Association of Australia

I Grant for furnishing and equipment . For class project on Tasmanian women . Grant for program for isolated women .

For seminar, ‘Women’s Growing Awareness of Their Political Responsibilities’ Seminar, ‘Focusing on Women’ . .

Weekend conference for local women .

Grant to send delegate to National Confer­ ence on Women Grant for activities for International Women’s Year

2,000.00

3.000. 00 16,164.00 4.000. 00

4.775.00

5.000. 00

2 .000. 00

2,000.00 874.00 2.782.00

165.00

200.00

480.00

150.00

2,000.00

STATE: NORTHERN TERRITORY

1. Darwin Women’s Centre Committee .

2. The women of Darwin . . .

3. United Nations Association of Australia N.T. Committee

Establishment of crisis counselling and women’s centre For post-cyclone assistance . . .

Activities for International Women’s Year

16,563.00

10,000.00 2,000.00

STATE: AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

1. National Council of Women, A.C.T. .

2. Australian National University Philos­ ophy Department___________________

Grant for celebrations held on International Women’s Day Conference on ‘Philosophical Aspects of Feminism’

196.00

3,284.00

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Office of the Prime Minister Canberra

TELEVISION SERIES ON HUMAN REPRODUCTION The Prime Minister on 6 June 1975 announced that he had approved, on the advice of the National Advisory Committee for International Women’s Year, an investment of $100,000 in a television series concerning human reproduction.

The series is to be written and produced by Dr Germaine Greer. In her submission to the National Advisory Committee Dr Greer stated about the six hour-long programs:

. . . they will be mosaics of recordings and film drawn together . . .

to make of the material gathered from many fields a coherent picture of human reproductive behaviour . . .

. . . no area of human behaviour is more private and more sacred . . . at the same time reproductive behaviour has ineluctable public conse­ quences . . .

. . . the aim of the series is to do for human beings what we so readily

agree to do for animals and plants, but instead of agreeing merely to protect their existence, we must show how necessary it is to protect spiritual values from the blind power of the consumer nations, if the unique [human] potentialities are to be realised . . .

. . . human reproductive behaviour is a subtle and intricate tissue of faith, thoughts and feelings: it is the intention of this series to build up a picture of this tissue in all its passion and dignity . . .

The National Advisory Committee felt that the insights to be gained from a series like this were not only important globally, a necessary precondition to a rational understanding of issues relating to population and the future development of societies, but were of deep importance to every individual, for it is a woman’s

reproductive capacity which basically distinguishes her from man.

The working titles of the six programs are:

Childbirth The Quest for Fertility The Struggle for Infertility Abortion and Infanticide

Contraception and Sterilisation The Reproductive Future

The proposed locations are a highly developed industrial civilisation, a predomin­ antly agrarian and catholic country, a Muslim country, a Hindu country, and a tribal community. Tentatively these are England, Italy, Iran, India and Northern

Nigeria. It may be possible, if sufficient investments are forthcoming, to include an Australian Aboriginal tribal community (should such a community agree).

The series will look more at social customs surrounding these topics than at the activities themselves; it will look at the way men, women and children see and react to childbirth and its related phenomena; it will explain how attitudes have modified and determined the many aspects of reproductive behaviour.

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It should be stressed that this is an investment and not a grant: the return from the investment will be held in the International Women’s Year fund which the Australian Film Commission is to administer. This fund has been established to enable future funding of films by and about women.

Secondly as it is an investment and not a grant the claim that the money will be paid to Dr Greer can be seen to be false.

Dr Greer has travelled extensively, talking to women and learning about their differing lives, especially in the developing countries of the world. These insights, together with her sensitivity and compassion, make her one of the few people in the world qualified to produce such a series. The myths and attitudes which surround this subject in Australia and throughout the world cry out for a thorough and public examination. It is our belief that this proposed series will go a long way towards this.

18 August 1975

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S YEAR

P.O. Box 1210

Canberra City, A.C.T. 2601 6 January 1975

PRESSRELEASE

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S YEAR COMMITTEE HELPS WOMEN OF DARWIN

In response to urgent requests from the women who remain in Darwin to help in the evacuation and clean-up operations and in its reconstruction, the National Advisory Committee for International Women’s Year announced today that it has sent almost $10,000 worth of underwear, sunglasses and cosmetics to Darwin.

Of the 2,000 women who have remained behind most are women working in essential services, including nursing. Many of the items requested had been overlooked in the aid shipments to date but the conditions under which the women work— often outdoors, in both rain and sun, without laundry facilities— make their

provision essential.

Kolotex Hosiery Pty Ltd offered the National Advisory Committee 8,000 pairs of pants at much less than cost price and opened its warehouses during the close-down period in order to be able to deliver them immediately.

The National Advisory Committee and through them the women of Darwin were also helped by Polaroid Australia Pty Ltd who provided 400 pairs of sunglasses at cost price and by Avon Cosmetics Australia Pty Ltd who provided a wide range of cosmetics including moisturiser, cologne, hand cream and make-up

at less than cost price.

These items are being airfreighted to Darwin by the Department of the Northern Territory and will arrive in Darwin today and tomorrow. Their distribu­ tion is being organised by Elizabeth Andrew, a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.

Dr Cairns, Acting Prime Minister, congratulated the National Advisory Com­ mittee for International Women’s Year on its prompt action to meet a specific request from the people of Darwin.

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STATEM ENTC

Division 6 1 0 /3 /1 3 — Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island A ir Charter

Senator Sir Magnus Cormack asked whether tenders had been called for the operation of the air charter service.

Tenders have not been called by the Department of the Special Minister of State for the operation of the air charter service.

The principle that has been applied by the Government in arranging these special charter flights is that the services of TAA should be used unless special considerations make it more appropriate to invite tenders.

No special considerations have been held to be applicable to these charter flights.

DEPARTMENT OF THE SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

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STATEMENT D

Division 6 1 0 /3 /------Memorial to Matthew Flinders

Senator Rae asked what was the cost of transporting the bust from London to Launceston.

The freight costs were as follows:

(a) From sculptor’s studio to London Airport— $26.67; (b ) from London to Melbourne (estimated)— £155.20 (no account has yet been rendered for this) (c ) Melbourne to Launceston— $24.96 Senator Rae asked why it was necessary to have the work done in London and not in Australia.

The sculptor, Dr Arthur Fleischmann, is an Australian citizen living in London. The standard of his work was commended by the Australian High Commissioner and inquiries were made of the Australia Council who were in agreement with the proposal to commission Dr Fleischmann to execute the work.

DEPARTMENT OF THE SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

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STATEMENT E

Division 625— Ministers, Leaders of the Opposition and Parliamentary Parties and Deputy Leaders of the Opposition, Parliamentary Delegations and Others— Visits Abroad

Senator Rae asked whether the total cost of the Prime Minister’s overseas visit in April 1973 could be broken up and apportioned amongst the various people, including the journalists, who accompanied him.

It has not been possible in the time available to gather the detailed information that would be required to provide a full costing in respect of all persons that accompanied the Prime Minister on his visit in April 1973.

Senator Rae’s suggestion that detailed information of this nature be included in the explanations in future will be given further consideration.

Senator Rae asked a question in relation to the cost of $1,232 for the visit of the Leader of the National Country Party in the Senate in September-October 1973 to Japan and Hong Kong.

This visit was, in fact, made to New Zealand and not to Japan and Hong Kong. The error in the explanation is regretted.

DEPARTMENT OF TH E SPECIAL MINISTER OF STATE

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. Box 826 Woden, A.C.T. 2606 13 October 1975

Mr Guy Smith Secretary Senate Estimates Committee C Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

Dear Mr Smith,

During Senate Estimates Committee hearings on 7 and 10 October 1975, departmental officers undertook to provide additional information in respect of the matters shown below.

(a ) Separation of telephone charges for departments connected to a central switchboard at Woden, A.C.T. (Division 2 7 0 /2 /0 3 ) It is not possible at present to separately identify charges to individual depart­ ments. A second stage of the switchboard installation is due to be completed by

about March 1976. This will provide for individual extension metering and will enable the total call charge to be apportioned between the departments concerned.

(b) Car Hire Charges (Division 2 7 0 /2 /0 7 ) Charges for vehicles (without driver) on permanent hire from Australian Government transport authorities are:

(c ) Exchange of teachers and students between Darwin and Indonesia/Bali (Division 2 7 0 /2 /1 3 ) There are three separate components of the exchange program. These are:

(i) Short-term student exchanges: In 1973, about 34 students and 5 teachers went to Bali for a week; an equivalent number of students and teachers came to Darwin from Bali for 2 weeks. In 1974 over 50 students from Darwin, accompanied by teachers, went to Bali for a week, while 36

students came from Bali with 4 teachers for two weeks. Darwin students and teachers paid their own expenses while fare assistance was provided to the Balinese. No short-term exchanges have occurred in 1975.

(ii) Longer-term student exchanges: It is proposed in 1976 to exchange 4 students between Bali and Darwin for a period of 4-6 months. Fares of the successful applicants will be paid by the Department. This will be the first such exchange.

(iii) Long-term teacher exchange: In both 1974 and 1975, one teacher has been exchanged for the full school year. The fares of these teachers are paid by the Department.

A.C.T. State Capital Cities

$16.50 per week plus 4 cents per kilometre $16.50 per week plus 4 cents per kilometre

6 cylinder sedans $4.50 per week plus

3.7 cents per kilometre

4 cylinder sedans $3 per week plus 3.7

cents per kilometre

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(d ) Funding for Australian National University and Canberra College o f Advanced Education The following table sets out the break-up of capital and recurrent funding of these two institutions for the periods July-December 1975 and January-June

1976.

Australian National University

July-Dee. 1975

$m

Jan.-June 1976

$m

Capital (Division 8 3 5 /1 /0 1 ) . . . 2.8 . . . , nil

Recurrent (Divisions 2 7 0 /3 /0 5 and 279) and Special Appropriations (A.N.U. Act) . . 30.3 28.7*

Canberra College of Advanced Education Capital (Division 8 3 5 /1 /0 2 ) . . . 2.775 .275

Recurrent (Division 278) . . . . 4.46 5.2

* Equipm ent grants for all universities were reduced fo r 1976. Equipment for the A N U is funded from recurrent grants.

It would be appreciated if this information could be passed on to members of the Cbmmittee.

K. N. JONES Secretary

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. Box 826 Woden, A.C.T. 2606 13 October 1975

Mr Guy Smith Secretary Senate Estimates Committee C Parliament House

Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

Dear Mr Smith,

I thought I should draw to the Committee’s attention the fact that the Proof Hansard Report of the Committee’s hearing on 7 October 1975 does not reflect the correct situation in relation to the hire of ‘drive yourself cars funded under Division 2 7 0 /2 /0 7 .

The impression given on page 418 of Hansard (bottom of right-hand column) is that there are six cars in this category all of which are located in Canberra. In fact there are 18 such cars, 6 being located in Canberra and 12 in the Department’s State Ofiices. Of the 12 in State Offices, 7 are located in the capital

cities and 5 in country areas where officers have been outposted to administer Aboriginal Student Assistance Schemes in a particular geographic area.

I would appreciate it if you would pass this information together with my apologies to members of the Committee.

Yours sincerely,

K. N. JONES Secretary

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109 Canberra Avenue Griffith, A.C.T. 2603 13 October 1975

Mr H. A. Smith Secretary Estimates Committee C Parliament House Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

I am attaching ten copies of additional information sought by Estimates Committee C during the meeting held on Tuesday, 7 October 1975.

J. J. SPIGELMAN Secretary

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DEPARTMENT OF THE MEDIA— ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS

Reference by Estimates Committee C for additional information Reference page 397-—Transcript 7 October 1975 (Division 413)

Senator Young: What percentage of this (amount of $1,500,000) would the longer outstanding claims represent? In other words, has the volume of business built up in the last few weeks so that you may have a greater number of outstanding accounts in recent days or weeks as against the. longer-term ones that may be outstanding for months?

Answer: The longer outstanding claims, i.e. those over three months, amount to $68,987 or 4.5 per cent, consequently the bulk of the claims, 95.5 per cent or $1,474,341 in vidue, are less than three months old.

There have been two main reasons for the volume of outstanding claims:

(a) the number of claims received has increased steadily rising from $16,635 in 1973-74 to $19,389 in 1974-75. Claims received for the first three months of 1975-76 total 4,623, which is an increase of 500 over the corresponding period for 1974-75; (b) both staff and establishment have proved to be inadequate. For most of

the period January to May df this “year, the examination of claims unit (establishment then 3) was understaffed due to turnover of staff even to the extent that for one period of three weeks the unit was completely unstaffed. The level of experience of the staff was also limited.

Establishment has now been raised to 5, including one position of senior examiner, and all positions are filled. A drive on outstanding accounts is being made.

Reference page 398 (Division 413) Senator Young: Has any exercise been done on this matter to see what is the difference in cost (i.e. of hiring vehicles without driver compared to hiring vehicle full time with driver or pool car with driver as required)?

Answer: Cost comparisons per month, for courier vehicle (small station wagon).

1. Vehicle full time without driver: Hire, $18.00; distance rental $120.00 (2,000 miles @ 6 cents per mile); salary $500.00 (Clerical Assistant, Grade 2 ). Total $638.00.

2. Vehicle full time with driver: Hire, $1,000.00; distance rental $100.00 (2,000 miles @ 5 cents per mile). Total $1,100.00.

3. Vehicle with driver as required: 90 hours per month (minimum @ $14.40 per hour), $1,296.00; distance rental $200.00 (10 cents per mile); plus part time of Clerical Assistant, $200.00. Total $1,696.00.

For all four vehicles, referred to in pages 397-8 of the transcript, costs for full-time hire without driver are lower than costs for hire of vehicle with driver whether full time or on an as-required basis. In one case, the vehicle used by Client Service Officers of the Publishing Branch, the costs are only marginally cheaper than using pool vehicles as required but as the duration of the visits at each

department cannot be predetermined, savings would accrue in officers’ time and in driver waiting time.

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Reference page 401 (Divisions 410, 413, 414 and 416) Senator Rae referred to publicity and advertising expenses incurred in relation to Publications and Inquiry Centres and general administration (e.g. advertising of staff vacancies). He asked for figures from all relevant votes to be brought together to show the extent of increase over 1974-75 expenditure (Committee Hansard p. 401).

Answer: The following table gives the two-year comparison for the items referred to by Senator Rae (see Note ( i ) ).

Est. Expenditure 1975-76 1974-75

5.000 2,700

12,000 10,670

4.000 3,398

300 See Note (ii)

73,046

75,000

(i) The table does not include other Central Office publicity expenses (Division 4 1 0 /2 /0 5 — ‘Publicity of Machinery of Government’ and Division 4 1 0 /2 /0 6 Other Publicity’— except the amount of $73,046 shown above as related to PICs).

(ii) In 1974-75, advertising of staff vacancies for the Mobile Bookshop to a total of $575 was included under Division 4 1 3 /2 /0 7 .

Reference page 402 (Division 414) Senator Young: . . . could we get details of where the new personnel have gone (i.e. AOI personnel to overseas posts)?

Answer: Further to our document tabled on page 402. Overseas postings were as follows: As at December 1972, 24 officers located overseas. Subsequently, 9 officers transferred from Labor and Immigration. As at 30 June 1973, 33 officers located overseas.

During 1973-74 additional one-man posts were opened at Osaka, Wellington and Brussels.

During 1974-75 additional one-man posts were opened in Mexico and Suva manned by a Journalist Grade A l. Early in 1975-76 an additional Journalist Grade A l was posted to Port Moresby to coincide with the increased workload consequent upon that country becoming independent.

Administrative Advertising ( mainly staff vacancies)

Division 4 1 0 /2 /0 9 Central Office . . .

Division 4 1 3 /2 /0 7 Australian Government Publish­ ing Office . . . .

Division 4 1 4 /2 /0 7 Australian Office of Information Division 4 1 6 /2 /0 7 Publications and Inquiry Centres . . . .

Advertising of Publications and Inquiry Centres Division 4 1 0 /2 /0 6 Part of Central Office Other Publicity’ vote 1974-75 . Division 4 1 6 /2 /0 5 Grouped with other PIC costs in

1975-76 . . . .

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Over this period, the staffing at several European posts was rationalised subsequent to the transfer of the Immigration personnel, and overseas staff were reduced by three, i.e. one position in each of Paris, Bonn and London.

The net result of these changes was to increase the number of posts by five and the number of staff serving overseas by three.

Reference page 403 (Division 4 1 4 ) Senator Young: . . . What is the estimated cost of all the journalists?

Answer: The estimated costs for 1975-76 for salaries of all the journalists of AOI is $1,864,694.

Reference page 403 (Division 4 1 4 /1 /0 2 — Overtim e) Senator Young: In looking at page 34 of the explanatory notes and being a very loyal South Australian, I note that under the Australian Office of Information there are set out the State Press Offices with the exclusion of South Australia. I assume that is just an omission.

Answer: Overtime for staff in South Australia is paid through Sub-Treasury Canberra. An amount of $2,000 for South Australia was included in the provision for A.C.T.

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REPORT TO THE SENATE

Estimates Committee D has the honour to present its report to the Senate.

2. On 3 September 1975, the Senate referred to the Committee the Estimates for the year 1975-76 relating to the following Departments:

Social Security

Repatriation and Compensation Health

3. The Committee has considered these Estimates and has received explana­ tions of them from the Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation (Senator Wheeldon).

4. The Committee wishes to draw to the attention of departmental officers who appear before Estimates Committees that their evidence which is recorded in Hansard is subject to the same rules which apply to Members of Parliament, namely that corrections to the proof transcript which alter the sense of a statement or introduce new matter are not admissible. If it is felt necessary to correct significant inaccuracies which may occur through distortions of a technical nature

to the official tape recording of the proceedings, it is most important that the Committee be advised of the corrections. Similarly misunderstandings which may arise out of the giving of misleading or inaccurate departmental evidence may be avoided by forwarding the appropriate alterations to the Committee. With

the concurrence of the Committee, where practicable, the record can be corrected in the final edition of the Estimates Committees Hansard.

5. Subsequent to the hearing of evidence and in accordance with undertakings given by the Minister during the hearings, additional information was forwarded to the Committee in reply to certain questions asked during the proceedings. Copies of these replies are attached as an Appendix to the Report.

6. The Committee records its appreciation of evidence provided, and co-operation received, by both the Minister and the officers of the departments during the Committee’s hearings, particularly in response to the Committee’s requests for additional and more detailed information. The Committee also records its appreciation of the comprehensive explanations of the Estimates

which were received prior to the hearings and which assisted in a more thorough consideration of the Estimates.

7. A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings is tabled with this Report for the information of the Senate, together with the Hansard record of the evidence given before the Committee.

D. M. DEVITT Chairman

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THE SENATE

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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

No. 3

11 SEPTEMBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 12.15 p.m. The Chairman (Senator D. M. Devitt) took the Chair.

2. REFERENCE OF EXPENDITURE: The Resolution of the Senate of 3 September 1975 relating to the reference of Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for 1975-76 to Estimates Committees was reported to the Committee.

3. ESTIMATES COMMITTEE D—CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP: The entry in Journals of the Senate of 3 September 1975 recording variations in the membership of Estimates Committees was reported to the Committee. Memberships of Estimates Committee D was as follows: Senator Devitt

(Chairman) and Senators Baume, Brown, Drury, Martin and Sheil.

4. STATEMENT BY CHAIRMAN: The Chairman made an introductory statement.

5. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE: Pursuant to the Order of the Senate, the Committee commenced consideration of the Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending 30 June 1976 and the Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending 30 June 1976 relating to the following departmental estimates:

Document* Page Division

No.

Department Amount

A 109-112 590-596 Social Security . . . . . .

$

1,706,890,000

B 23 939-940 Social S e c u r i ty ................................................ 12,841,000

A 96-98 525-528 Repatriation and Compensation . . . 260,254,000

B 21-22 921-923 Repatriation and Compensation . . . 2,682,000

A 51-56 325-330 H e a l t h ......................................................... 119,963,000

B 11-12 853-854 H e a l t h ......................................................... 233,966,000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976’. * Document B—‘Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976’.

6. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable J. M. Wheeldon, Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation, accompanied by Mr Kevin Tracey Kimball, First Assistant Director-General (Management), Mr Kevin William Kelly, First Assistant Director-General (Benefits, Policy

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and Review), Mr Reginald Charles Kaiser, Acting First Assistant Director- General (Rehabilitation), Mr Alfred Spencer Colliver, First Assistant Director- General (Social Welfare), Mr Lionel Bruce Holgate, First Assistant Director- General (Medical Insurance Services), Mr Dennis Corrigan, First Assistant Director-General (Hospital Insurance and Nursing), Mr Donald Rex Scott, Assistant Director-General (Establishments and Finance), Mr John Bennett Lleonart, Assistant Director-General (Secretariat and Information), Mr Brian Francis Luby, Acting Assistant Director-General (Community and Professional Services), Mr Kai Carl Kern, Assistant Director-General (Project and Development), Mr William George Kiddle, Assistant Director-General (Migrant Community Services), Mr John Victor Crocker, Acting Assistant Director-General (A D P ), Mr Alan Mead Menere, Assistant Director-General

(Rehabilitation Services), Mr John Albert Lucas, Director (Homeless Persons Assistance), Mr John Arnold Bartholomaeus, Acting Director (Aged Persons Welfare), Mr Ross Thomas Coffey, Director (Administrative Services), Mr Joseph William Augustine Waugh, Director (Finance), Mr John Fewq Brewer, Director (Australian Assistance Plan, Administration) and Mr Henry George Hutchinson, Assistant Director (Budgeting and Financial Control).

Health Insurance Commission: Mr Charles Robert Wilcox, Deputy General Manager, Mr Ronald William Taylor, Senior Assistant General Manager (Management), Mr Robert John Greatrex, Manager (Finance), Mr Donald Roy Harvey, Manager (Data Management), Mr Bernard Roy Wellman, Manager (Hospitals and Registration).

Social Welfare Commission: Mr John David Hall, Secretary, Ms Mary Jane Scott, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Mr Dominic Bede Downey, Acting Senior Executive Officer.

Treasury Advisors: Mr A. L. Ray, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division, Mr R. K. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer (Grade 1), Accounting and Supply Division.

The Chairman called on Divisions 590-596 and 939-940 Department of Social Security.

Senator Wheeldon made an introductory statement.

Division 590— Administrative— $210,879,000, being considered by the Committee.

7. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 6.00 p.m. till a date and hour to be set.

8. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senators Baume, Devitt, Drury, Martin and Sheil.

D. M. DEVITT Chairman

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7 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 4.05 p.m. The Chairman (Senator D. M. Devitt) took the chair.

2. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY RESUMED: Appearing: Senator the Honourable J. M. Wheeldon, Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation,

Officers in Attendance:

Mr K. T. Kimball, First Assistant Director-General (Management) Mr I. Prowse, Acting First Assistant Director-General (Benefits, Policy and Review) Mr R. Kaiser, Acting First Assistant Director-General (Rehabilitation)

Mr A. S. Colliver, First Assistant Director-General (Social Welfare) Mr L. B. Holgate, First Assistant Director-General (Medical Insurance Services) Mr D. Corrigan, First Assistant Director-General (Hospital Insurance

and Nursing) Mr J. Waugh, Acting Assistant Director-General (Establishments and Finance) Mr J. B. Lleonart, Assistant Director-General (Secretariat and Information)

Mr B. F. Luby, Acting Assistant Director-General (Community and Professional Services) Mr K. C. Kern, Assistant Director-General (Project and Development) Mr W. G. Kiddle, Assistant Director-General (Migrant Community

Services) Mr J. V. Crocker, Acting Assistant Director-General (A D P) Mr J. A. Bartholomaeus, Acting Director (Aged Persons and Welfare) Mr R. T. Coffey, Director (Administrative Services)

Mr J. W. A. Waugh, Director (Finance) Mr J. F. Brewer, Director (Australian Assistance Plan, Administration) Mr H. G. Hutchison, Assistant Director (Budgeting and Financial Control)

Health Insurance Commission: Mr C. R. Wilcox, Deputy General Manager Mr R. W. Taylor, Senior Assistant General Manager (Management) Mr R. J. Greatrex, Manager (Finance)

Mr D. R. Harvey, Manager (Data Management) Mr B. R. Wellman, Manager (Hospitals and Registration)

Social Welfare Commission:

Mr J. D. Hall, Secretary Mr D. B. Downey, Acting Senior Executive Officer.

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Treasury Advisers: Mr R. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer, Grade 2 (Accounting and Supply Division) Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Grade 1 (Accounting and

Supply Division).

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

$

Division 590— Administrative . . . . 210,879,000

Division 595— Social Welfare Commission . . 1,441,000

Division 596— Health Insurance Commission . . 1,494,570,000 being considered by the Committee.

3. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.10 p.m. till Friday, 10 October at 9.00 a.m.

4. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senators Baume, Devitt, Drury, Martin and Sheil.

D. M. DEVITT Chairman

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1. MEETING: The Committee met at 9.00 a.m. The Chairman (Senator D. M. Devitt) took the Chair.

2 . CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY RESUMED:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable J. M. Wheeldon, Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation accompanied by:

Mr K. T. Kimball, First Assistant Director-General (Management) Mr R. C. Kaiser, Acting First Assistant Director-General (Rehabilitation) Mr D. Corrigan, First Assistant Director-General (Hospital Insurance and Nursing)

Mr J. B. Lleonart, Assistant Director-General (Secretariat and Information) Mr K. C. Kern, Assistant Director-General (Project and Development) Mr J. W. A. Waugh, Acting Assistant Director-General (Establishments and Finance) Mr C. A. McAlister, Assistant Director-General (Planning and Research) Mr V. E. Pickering, Assistant Director-General (Fees Review)

Mr J. A. Bartholomaeus, Acting Director (Aged Persons Welfare) Mr H. G. Hutchison, Assistant Director (Budgeting and Financial Control) Mr E. B. Kennedy, Acting Assistant Director-General (Operations)

Mr J. B. Crocker, Director (Planning and Services) Mr A. M. Menere, Assistant Director (Rehabilitation Services)

H ealth Insurance Commission:

Mr R. C. Wilcox, Deputy General Manager Mr R. W. Taylor, Senior Assistant General Manager (Management) Mr R. J. Greatrex, Manager (Finance) Mr D. R. Harvey, Manager (Data Management)

Mr B. R. Wellman, Manager (Hospitals and Registration)

Department of the Treasury: Mr J. Balaam, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

$

. Division 596—Health Insurance Commission . . 1,494,570,000

Division 939— Capital Works and Services . . 5,900,000

Division 940— Payments to or for the States . . 6,941,000

Consideration of the Estimates for the Department of Social Security com­ pleted subject to an undertaking by the Minister to provide replies to several questions.

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3. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS O F PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REPATRIATION A N D COMPENSATION:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable J. M. Wheeldon, Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation, accompanied by: Mr G. T. Miller, First Assistant Commissioner (Management Services) Mr A. Usher, First Assistant Secretary (Compensation Operations)

Dr Μ. M. Kehoe, Assistant Chief Director (Medical Services) Mr J. W. Muir, Assistant Commissioner (Treatment Services) Mr G. Felton, Acting First Assistant Commissioner (Benefits and Legislation) Mr K. H. Ryan, Acting Director of Finance Mr J. Hetherington, Acting Assistant Director of Finance

Department of the Treasury: Mr J. Balaam, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Division 525— Administrative . . . . 68,203,000

Division 526— Repatriation hospitals and other institutions . . . . . . . 81,779,000

Division 527— Other Repatriation Benefits . . 110,272,000

Division 921— Capital Works and Services . . 2,632,000

Division 923— Other Services . . . . 2,682,000

Consideration of the Estimates for the Department of Repatriation and Compensation completed, subject to an undertaking by the Minister to provide replies to several questions.

4. CONSIDERATION OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable J. M. Wheeldon, Minister for Social Security and Minister for Repatriation and Compensation and Minister repre­ senting the Minister for Health, accompanied by:

Mr C. A. Nettle, Deputy Director-General Dr D. de Souza, First Assistant Director-General, Therapeutics Division Dr W. A. Langsford, First Assistant Director-General, Public Health Division Dr A. M. Walshe, First Assistant Director-General, Quarantine Division Dr B. L. Hennessy, First Assistant Director-General, Health Services

Division Mr A. E. Shields, Assistant Director-General, Pharmaceutical Benefits Branch Mr P. T. Pflaum, Assistant Director-General, Hospital Services Research

and Planning No. 1 Branch Mr P. R. Griffin, Director, Finance Mr H. Harrison, Director of Administration, Northern Territory Division Mr B. D. Pentony, Assistant Director, Finance

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Australian Capital Territory Health Services Commission:

Mr A. J. Tozer, Acting Assistant Commissioner (Services) Mr G. L. Holland, Director, Finance Mr A. Ide, Acting Secretary, Canberra Hospital Mr J. B. Kelly, Secretary, Woden Valley Hospital

Department of the Treasury:

Mr J. Balaam, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

$

Division 325— Administrative . . . .

Division 326— Hospitals and Health Services Commission Division 327— Australian Capital Territory Hospitals . Division 328— Australian Capital Territory Health Services . . . . . . .

Division 329—Northern Territory Hospitals . . Division 330—Northern Territory Health Services . Division 853— Capital Works and Services . .

Division 854— Payments to or for the States . .

55.529.000 1,294,000 13.716.000

15,205,900 21.087.000 13,131,100 30.243.000 203,723,000

Consideration of the Estimates for the Department of Health completed, subject to an undertaking by the Minister to provide replies to several questions.

The Minister and departmental officers and members of the press and public withdrew.

5. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE: The Committee deliberated upon its Report to the Senate. The Chairman stated that a draft Report as agreed upon would be circulated to Members of the Committee for consideration and approval before presentation to the Senate.

6. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 4.42 p.m.

7. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senators Baume, Devitt, Drury and Shiel.

D. M. DEVITT Chairman

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Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security Social Welfare Commission— Division 5 9 5 /1 /0 1

Information was sought as to the number of positions on the Social Welfare Commission establishment.

Response Details of approved positions are listed below. Positions marked * are temporary and have been provided to undertake work associated with terminating projects.

Position No. Designation Classification

42 First Assistant Commissioner . . . . .

$

. 24,615

47 Steno-secretary, Grade 2 . . . . . . 7,618-8,115

43 Assistant Commissioner . . . . . . . 20,616

48 Steno-secretary, Grade 1 . . . . . . . 6,875-7,247

1 Secretary . . . . . . . . . 20,616

2 Steno-secretary, Grade 1 ....................................... ......... . 6,875-7,247

6 Personal Assistant . . . . . . . 11,008-11,777

20 Personal S e c re ta ry ........................................................... . 8,611-9,107

21 Steno-secretary, Grade 2 . . . . . . . 7,618-8,115

3 Director . . . . . . . . . 15,800-16,375

44 Supervising Project Officer . . . . . . 15,800-16,375

45 Supervising Project Officer . . . . . . 15,800-16,375

46 Supervising Project Officer . . . . . . 15,800-16,375

4 Project Officer . . . . . . . . 14,653-15,224

14 Project Officer . . . . . . . . 14,653-15,224

6 Project O f f i c e r .......................................................... . 14,653-15,224

7 Project Officer . ................................................. . 14,653-15,224

8 Project O f f i c e r ........................................................... . 14,653-15,224

5 Project O f f i c e r ........................................................... . 14,653-15,224

23 Senior Executive Officer . . . . . . . 14,653-15,224

*31 Senior Executive O fficer................................................. . 14,653-15,224

15 Assistant Project Officer . . . . . . . 13,505-14,079

10 Assistant Project Officer . . . . . . . 13,505-14,079'

11 Assistant Project O fficer................................................. . 13,505-14,079

12 Assistant Project O fficer................................................ . 13,505-14,079

13 Assistant Project Officer . . . . . . . 13,505-14,079

9 Assistant Project O fficer....................................... ......... . 13,505-14,079

*36 Assistant Project O fficer................................................. . 13,505-14,079

*37 Assistant Project Officer . . . . . . . 13,505-14,079

*41 Assistant Project Officer . . . . . . . 13,505-14,079

16 C l e r k .............................................................................. . 12,158-12,929

*32 Senior Research Officer . . . . . . . 12,158-12,929

*38 Senior Research Officer . . . . . . . 12,158-12,929

*35 Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . 12,158-12,292

*33 Research Officer, Grade 2 . . . . . . 9,858-10,718

*34 Research Officer, Grade 2 . . . . . . 9,858-10,718

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Position No. Designation

17 Clerk . . . .

18 Clerical Assistant, Grade 5

24 Clerical Assistant, Grade 3

25 Clerical Assistant, Grade 3

*39 Clerical Assistant, Grade 3

28 Clerical Assistant, Grade 1

29 Clerical Assistant, Grade 1

30 Clerical Assistant, Grade 1

26 Typist, Grade 2 . .

*40 Typist, Grade 2 . .

19 Typist, Grade 1 . .

27 Typist, Grade 1 . .

Classification

$

8,709-9,570 7,506-7,955 6.358- 6,815 6.358- 6,815 6.358- 6,815 5.403- 5,805 5.403- 5,805 5.403- 5,805 6.263- 6,584 6.263- 6,584 5.728- 6,102 5.728- 6,102

In addition the estimates cover 7 positions outposted from the Department of Social Security. Salary for these positions averages $7,500.

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Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security Social Welfare Commission— Division 5 9 5 /3 /0 1

Details were sought of the Commission’s research projects particularly information about the method of initiating research proposals and budgetary details for each project.

Response: Attached are:

(a) A statement of introduction concerning the Social Welfare Policy Research Fund

(b ) Planned expenditure for each research project (c) Project details

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ATTACHMENT

SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY RESEARCH FUND

A. INTRODUCTION

A n independent cap acity fo r the Social W elfare C om m ission to fund research on a contract basis ensures:

• the prom otion o f applied research effort w hich is n ot restricted1 to the functional requirem ents o f any one department or agency but w h ich can b e seen to be

contributing broadly to social planning effort in A ustralia;

• the co-ordination o f research effort in terms o f the p olicy developm ent/review and priority-setting responsibilities o f the C om m ission;

• recognition o f the G overnm ent’s firm intention to achieve effective n ew directions in social w elfare.

A R esearch C om m ittee appointed by the Com m ission exam ines all research proposals, reviews all research proposals and advises the C om m ission regarding the social policy relevance, the m ethodological soundness and the cost o f each proposal. T h e Research C om m ittee is provided w ith staff support b y the C om m ission. T he research staff assists the C om m ittee in its functions o f project selection and developm ent, m onitoring and support o f ongoing projects, and in assessing the p olicy significance o f com pleted research.

T h e availability o f research funds is advertised nationally to elicit proposals from all w h o m ay be able to contribute to the C om m ission’s program o f social policy research objectives. W hen grant applications are received they are circulated to all potentially interested A ustralian G overnm ent D epartm ents for com m ent in order to avoid duplication and to inform ourselves about any com plem entary research being conducted or sponsored b y other agencies. In this regard, the C om m ission’s research program has an im portant integrative function.

In the interest o f m aking inform ation about current and recently com pleted applied social w elfare research projects generally available the Social W elfare Com m ission is publishing a Social W elfare Research Bulletin. A s w ell as serving as a ‘clearing house’ for inform ation about applied social research being conducted by governm ent, voluntary

agencies and universities, the Bulletin w ill present annotated bibliographies on topics o f current interest. It w ill also serve as a forum for the discussion o f issues related to the m ethodology and organisation o f applied social w elfare research.

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B. PLANNED EXPENDITURE

Name of Project Total Budget

Actual expendi­ ture 1974-75

Com­ mitted 1975-76

Com­ mitted 1976-77

Researcher

1. Inter-regional Needs . $ 5,250 $

2,625

$

2,625

$

Dr T. Vinson, Bureau of Crime Statistics, N.S.W.

2. Means of Evaluating Policy Alternatives 22,000 10,000 12,000 Professor J. Cutt, ANU

3. Social Welfare Problems Arising from the Darwin Cyclone Disaster

35,000 17,500 17,500 Professor E. Chamberlain, University of Queensland

4. Work and Social Adjust­ ment 62,810 15,702 47,108 Professor R. J. Blandy,

Flinders University, S.A.

5. Children’s Home Intake Study 22,000 5,000 17,000 Mr D. Hansen, ACOSS,

N.SW.

6. New Directions Project . 14,000 3,500 10,500 Ms E. Rust, ACOSS,

N.S.W.

7. Means Testing and Social Welfare Policy 8,700 4,350 4,350 Ms L. Buchanan, ACOSS,

N.S.W.

8. Survey of Bibliographical . Resources 11,000 5,300 5,700 Mr D. H. Borchardt, La

Trobe University, Vic.

9. Income Maintenance and Poverty Correlates 5,435 2,718 2,717 Mr G. Temowetsky, La

Trobe University, Vic.

10. Information Needs of Social Workers 7,748 3,874 3,874 Ms C. Maguire, University

of N.S.W.

11. Suicide Attempts by Married Women 2,920 1,460 ·· 1,460 Ms M. D. Barlow, University of N.S.W. 12. Computer Model for

Family Policy ..

2,000 1,000 1,000 Mr B. A. English

13. Planning and Spending . 7,020 1,755 5,265 Mrs J. Hewett, Department for Community Welfare, W.A.

14. Survey of Costs of Raising Children

7,850 1,964 5,886 Mrs J. Forsyth, Department

for Community Welfare, W.A.

15. Review of Family Services— Western Australia .

South Australia . .

Tasmania . . .

New South Wales .

Victoria . . .

Queensland . .

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

4.500

4.500

6,000

6,000

6,000

6,000

4.500

4.500

Ms W. Tucker, Department for Community Welfare' W.A. Mr B. Van, Department for

Community Welfare, S.A. Mr P. Vertigan, Department for Social Welfare, Tas. Ms B. Burgess, Department

of Youth, Ethnic and Com­ munity Affairs, N.S.W. Mr R. Coutts, Social Welfare Department, Vic.

Mr C. A. P. Clark, Depart­ ment Children’s Services, Qld

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Name of Project Total Budget

Actual expendi­ ture 1974-75

Com­ mitted 1975-76

Com­ mitted 1976-77

Researcher

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

$

Nil

3,000

$ Depa

Territor

$

rtment of y assuming

3,000

$

Capital expenses Ms J. Fisher, Department of the Capital Territory,

A.C.T. Mr J. Larkham, Department of Northern Australia, N.T.

16. Field Work as part of Social Work Education 19,500 5,000 14,500 Ms B. Stephenson, Welfare Committee, SWC

17. Longitudinal Study of Adoption 2,500 1,250 1,250 * * Miss K. Lancaster, Royal

Women’s Hospital^ Carlton

18. Employment Opportunities in Country Towns 500 250 250 Mr C. Willmett, Towsnville

Welfare Council, Qld

19. Feasibility of Establishing a Credit & Debt

Counselling Resource Bureau

10,000 10,000 Ms C. Molan, VCOSS

20. Handicapped Adolescents 20,000 20,000 '· Mrs I. McAndrew, Victoria Society for Crippled Children and Adults 21. Tenants’ Rights Project . 9,380 9,380 Mr R. Mowbray, South'

Sydney Community Aid. Co-op.

22. Voluntary Agencies. . 40,000 33,000 7,000 Prof. W. Birkett, Kuring-gai- College of Advanced. Education

23. Study of the Family . 4,540 3,405 1,135 Dr M. Lyon, Kuring-gai

College of Advanced" Education

Totals . . . 356,153 101,248 245,310 9,595

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C. PROJECT DETAILS

1. Title: Assessing Inter-regional Need.

Researcher: D r T. V inson, D irector, Bureau o f C rim e, Statistics and Research, N .S.W .

Basic objective: T o refine the con cep t o f need by taking account o f existing

problem s, social resources and services available in an area, in order to

decide h ow to ch oose betw een alternative indices.

Duration: 12 months.

2 . Title: Means of Evaluating Policy Alternatives.

Researcher: Professor J. Cutt, Professor o f Adm inistrative Studies, A N U .

Basic objective: T o provide im proved inform ation to social p olicy decision makers in A ustralia on the cost and output im plications o f alternative w elfare reform policies.

D uration: 2 years.

3 . * Title: Social Welfare Problems Arising from the Darwin Cyclone Disaster.

Researcher: Professor E. Cham berlain, D isaster R esearch T eam , D epartm ent o f Social W ork, U niversity o f Queensland.

Basic objective: T o study the evacuation process related to the cyclone disaster in D arw in so as to provide inform ation w hich could serve as a guide for

any future evacuation program.

Duration: 1 year.

4 . Title: Work and Social Adjustment.

Researcher: Professor R. Blandy, Institute for Labour Studies, Flinders

U niversity, South Australia.

Basic objective: T o answer a series o f questions focused on the relationship betw een w ork activity and social adjustment. M ajor aspects o f the study w ould include: the m otivation to work; the effect o f taxation on the am ount o f work activity; the effects o f means tests o n attitudes towards work;

behavioural patterns at the work place; the role of trade unions in social welfare; the effects o f travel tim e on social adjustment.

Duration: 18 months.

5 . * Title: Children’s Home Intake Study.

Researcher: M r D . H anson, ACOSS, N .S.W .

Basic objective: T o study the process o f adm ission and discharge o f children into children’s hom es. T o learn whether adm ission channels used can ensure that all available alternatives for the fam ily and child are considered before the child is separated from his fam ily, and w hat com m unity services should

be available to support the fam ily and child, and avoid the necessity of

separation.

Duration: 12 months.

6. T itle: New Directions Project: An Exploratory Study of Priorities in Australian Welfare Programs.

Researcher: M s E. Rust, Australian C ouncil o f Social Services, N .S.W .

Basic objective: T o undertake a general study o f the problems associated with deciding on public welfare programs. Emphasis will be given to the problems

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faced b y R egional C ouncils for Social D evelopm ent. R eport on alternative techniques.

D uration: 1 year.

7. T itle: Means Testing and Social Welfare Policy. .

Researcher: M s L. Buchanan, A C O SS, N .S.W ., in conjunction w ith R. J. A . H arper and Shirley H o m e, M elbourne U niversity, V ictoria.

Basic objective: T o bring together inform ation o n m ean s tests in Australia, estim ate their im portance in concentrating w elfare funds, and study effect on individuals.

D uration: 1 year.

8. T itle: Survey of Bibliographic Resources Relating to Social Policy and its Administration.

Researcher: M r D . M. Borchardt, C hief Librarian, L a Trobe U niversity,

V ictoria.

B asic objective: T o review the social science literature listed in base resource docum ents (i.e. Social Science C itation Index, B ooks in Print, major social science journals) in order to identify bibliographic resources for social

policy developm ent.

D uration: 18 m onths.

9. T itle: Income Maintenance and Poverty Correlates— A n Explanatory A nalysis o f the Situational and Cultural M odels.

Researcher: M r G . T em ow etsky, D epartm ent o f Sociology, L a Trobe U niversity, Victoria.

Basic objective: T he effects o f a num ber o f intervention strategies with

fam ilies from the Brotherhood o f St Laurence F am ily Centre Project and a com parison group w ill b e exam ined to com pare tw o com peting m odels o f h ow poverty m ay be influenced. Strategies include changes in incom e level but the effects o f m ore recent com m unity developm ent tactics o f involving the fam ilies them selves w ill also be studied.

D uration: 27 months.

10. Title: The Information Needs of Social Workers.

Researcher: Ms Carm el M aguire, Senior Lecturer, School o f Librarianship, U niversity o f N .S.W .

Basic objective: A pilot study to exam ine the flow o f inform ation about child care am ong a group o f social workers. T o assess the inform ation’s adequacy and suggest ways in w hich the quality and m ethods o f com m unication could be improved.

Duration: 6 months.

11. Title: Suicide Attempts by Married Women with Children.

Researcher: Ms M. D . Barlow, Lecturer, Social Work, U niversity o f N .S.W .

Basic objective: T o identify the factors in fam ily interaction that m ay relate to suicide am ong w om en. T o suggest ways o f preventing suicide by focusing on fam ily issues.

Duration: 2 years.

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12. Title: A Computer M odel for Family Policy.

Researcher: 'Mr A . E nglish, School o f Social W ork, U niversity o f N .S.W .

Basic objective: ( 1 ) to develop and test a com puter m odel relevant to fam ily

policy; ( 2 ) to draw attention to problems in policy form ation and administra­ tion by: (a ) influencing collection and analysis o f data; and (b ) evaluating agencies’ p olicies and program s.

D uration: 2 years.

13. Title: Planning and Spending in Homemaker Client Families.

Researcher: Mrs J. H ew ett, H om em aker Service, D epartm ent for Comm unity W elfare, W estern Australia.

Basic objective: T o increase the budgeting skills o f low er-incom e fam ilies by introducing an expenditure-recording system based on incentives.

D uration: 1 year.

14. Title: Survey of Costs of Raising Children.

Researcher: M rs J. Forsyth, D epartm ent for C om m unity W elfare, W estern Australia.

Basic objective: T o provide inform ation on costs o f raising children, according to age, sex, and living conditions. Factors w ould include the m inim um costs for basic necessities, city/ru ral variations and differences betw een fam ilies and institutions.

Duration: 1 year.

1 5 . * Title: Review of Family Services provided in the States and Territories.

Researchers: M s W . Tucker, D epartm ent for C om m unity W elfare, Perth, W estern Australia, M r B. V an, D epartm ent for C om m unity W elfare, A delaide, South Australia, M r P. Vertigan, D epartm ent of Social W elfare, Hobart, Tasmania, M s B. Burgess, D epartm ent o f Y outh, Ethnic and C om m unity

Affairs, Sydney, N .S.W ., M r R. Coutts, Social W elfare Departm ent, M el­ bourne, V ictoria, M r C. Clark, D epartm ent o f Children’s Services, Brisbane, Q ueensland, M s J. Fisher, D epartm ent o f the Capital Territory, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, M r J. Larkham, D epartm ent o f N orthern A u s­

tralia, D arw in, N orthern Territory.

Basic objective: T o study fam ily w elfare services provided by State W elfare Departm ents, other State G overnm ent D epartm ents and instrumentalities, local governm ent, non-governm ent organisations and Australian G overnm ent agencies. Categories o f services to be reviewed include services for socialisa­

tion and development; help, rehabilitation, therapy and social protection; and services providing access, inform ation and advice.

Duration: 6 months.

1 6 . * Title: Field Work as a part of Social Work Education.

Researcher: M s B. Stephenson, M elbourne, V ictoria (previously University o f N .S .W .).

Basic objective: T o discover whether all available resources for field work education are being utilised; to project field w ork requirem ents for the next three years; and to recom m end, if necessary, innovations w hich will increase resources n ow and in the future.

Duration: at least 9 months.

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17.* Title: A Longitudinal Study of Adoption.

Researcher: M iss K . Lancaster, Senior M edical Social W orker, The R oyal W om en’s H ospital, Carlton, V ictoria.

Basic objective: T o fo llo w through a sam ple o f children placed for adoption by the R oyal W om en’s H ospital. Because o f the im portance and scope o f the study topic a seed ing grant w as m ade so that th e original proposal could b e refined and appropriate m ethods developed.

D uration: 2 m onths.

18. T itle: Employment Opportunities in Country Towns.

Researcher: M r C . A . W illm ett, T ow nsville W elfare C ouncil (Interim Comm ittee,. R egional C ouncil for Social D evelop m en t), Q ueensland.

Basic objective: Study the em ploym ent opportunities fo r w om en in rural towns.. E xam ine the factors involved in m ovem ent from rural to urban areas.

D uration: 6 m onths.

19. Title: A Feasibility Study of a Credit and Debt Counselling Resource Bureau.

Researcher: M s C. M olan, Victorian C ouncil o f Social Services, Victoria.

B asic objective: A six-m onth study to test the feasibility o f establishing a Bureau w hich w ould provide data for policy-m akers and a service to the agencies undertaking credit and debt counselling.

D uration: 6 m onths.

20. T itle: Problems Faced by Adolescents with a Handicap.

Researcher: Mrs I. M e A ndrew, V ictorian Society for Crippled Children and A dults B asic objective: T o study the social and em otional adjustment o f young persons w ith spina bifida w ith a view to increasing the adequacy o f support services.

D uration: 1 year.

21. T itle: Tenants’ Rights Project in the South Sydney Area.

Researcher: Mr R. M owbray, South Sydney C om m unity A id C o-op. Ltd.

Basic objective: T o highlight current landlord and tenant practices, and to recom m end alternative legislation and other m easures. R elated services such as legal aid w ill be co-ordinated through co-operation w ith other agencies.

D uration: 1 year.

2 2 . * Title: Voluntary Agencies.

Researcher: Professor W. Birkett, K uring-gai C ollege o f A dvanced E ducation, N .S.W .

B asic objective: T o investigate the legal environm ent o f voluntary agencies; to develop a managerial accounting system; to describe the existing account­ ability conditions; and to set up m odels for evaluating the contribution of the voluntary sector, and collect aggregate information in voluntary agencies.

D uration: 18 months.

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2 3 . . T itle: A Study of the Social Welfare Commission’s Family Services Committee.

R esearcher: D r M. L yons, Kuring-gai College o f A dvanced E ducation, N .S.W .

B asic objective: A detailed study o f policy m aking in the fam ily services aspect o f social w elfare. T o study a joint Federal-State policy form ation body by m onitoring the activities o f th e Fam ily Services C om m ittee.

Duration: 2 0 m onths.

* Indicates C om m ission initiated research either through negotiation or the circulation o f a brief to appropriate institutions. Other research proposals were initiated b y application under the C om m ission’s Research G rants Program w hich was advertised nationally.

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STATEMENT U

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security Social Welfare Commission—Division 5 9 5 /3 /0 1

Information was sought as to the number of consultants, level of remuneration, and tasks being performed.

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Response:

Name Remuneration Task

E. Learner . · $15,000 per annum To advise on the need in Australia for a body comparable to the Central Council of Training and Education in Social Work in Britain and to assist in the initial stages of development of any body which may be created as a result of her advice

S. J. Staats . · $7,250 To advise on:

(a) issues of priority setting in social welfare, taking especial account of economic policy aspects; (b) policy development process in the light of

the Commission’s broad charter to make recommendations to Government on social issues, including alternative approaches to social welfare with particular reference to

trade union initiatives. Will assist project officers in drawing up a comprehensive and analytical statement of social welfare priorities taking account of available financial and manpower resources, community expectations and administrative structures

R. J. A. Harper . $60.00 per day for not more than two days per fort­ night ; maximum expected payment $1,000

To advise on questions of priority setting among competing programs and policies, from an economic viewpoint, with emphasis on the analysis of financial relationships between the Australian Government and State Governments and various funding arrangements for regionally

and locally organised programs

C. Brown . . $60.00 per day for not more than two days per fort­ night ; maximum expected payment $700

To develop guidelines and methods of analysis for the Family Services Committee research project, being undertaken to determine the extent of existing family services and who provides them

L. Foreman . . $4,200 To prepare a background paper on the welfare

legislation of the Australian States and Territories including an analysis of the focus and objectives of the various Acts, i.e. whether they are child, family or community centred and what emphasis they give to social control, prevention and rehabilitation

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Name Remuneration Task

Professor G. Carter . $16,000 To advise on:

(a) the research organisation and strategy appropriate to the Commission’s social policy development and review functions; (b) the design of particular research projects

either conducted or sponsored by the Com­ mission which fall within the consultant’s area of professional competence

K. H. Scheppers . $12,067 per annum To develop resource material related to regional and local social development and to provide a con-sultant service to Regional Councils for Social Development under the AAP

Negotiations are proceeding for the engagement of consultants to undertake aspects of the Review of Income Security; details are not yet available, as the review is in its early developmental phase.

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STATEMENT V

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security—Division 5 9 0 /5 /0 1

Information was sought on:

(a) whether the rates of salaries paid to social workers sent to Darwin following the cyclone were equivalent to salary rates for social workers elsewhere in Australia; (b ) whether social workers in Darwin are paid the same rates as social

workers in Sydney.

Response

(a ) Salaries paid to social workers in Darwin are at the same rate as those applying to social workers elsewhere in Australia and social workers sent to Darwin following the cyclone were paid at these rates. In addition normal allowances under the Public Service Act to persons working in Darwin were paid directly to the employer or to the social worker.

(b ) With the exception of a district allowance payable for employment in Darwin, rates of salaries payable to social workers employed in Darwin and Sydney are the same.

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STATEMENT W

Information sought by Senators Martin and Bourne Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 / 3 / 1 2

Information was sought as to the location of each Community Information Centre, the details of people employed in each Centre and the number of applications received from interested parties to commence Community Information Centres.

Response

1. Existing Community Information Centres Names and addresses of organisations and office bearer: N IC -N A C N .S.W ., Surry H ills— M r R. J. Lee, H on. Secretary, N IC -N A C , 608 Crown Street, Surry H ills,

N .S.W . 2010.

C IC -D ubbo, N .S.W .— M iss C. M ontgom ery, Social W orker, D ubbo C ity Council, B ox 81, P.O ., D ubbo, N .S.W . 2830.

C A S-Singleton, N .S.W .— Mr C. J. Bennett, H on. Secretary, Singleton C om m unity A id Service, P.O . B ox 137, Singleton, N .S.W . 2330.

C H A R M -R andw ick, N .S.W .— R ev. Peter H olden, President, C H A R M , P.O . B ox 4 3 7 , Maroubra Junction, N .S.W . 2035.

CAB-Ballarat, V ictoria— M rs M. Reading, H on. Secretary, C itizens A dvice Bureau, 28 Arm strong Street, South Ballarat, V ictoria 3350.

Lifelink, Launceston, Tasmania— M r I. A . W illiam s, Secretary, Launceston L ifelink Incorporated, P.O. B ox 228, Launceston, Tasm ania 7250.

C IC -Innisfail, Queensland— Brother D . W. D oherty, Secretary, C om m unity A d vice and Inform ation Centre, P.O. B ox 165, Innisfail, Queensland 4860.

W C AA-Brisbane, Queensland— M s J. R oss, Secretary, T he W om en’s Com m unity A id A ssociation, 18 Cairns Street, R ed H ill, Queensland 4059.

C IC-M oorvale, Queensland— Rev. B. Gilmour, M oorooka, C om m unity Inform ation Centre, P.O. B ox 73, M oorvale, Queensland 4105.

CIC-Redcliffe, Queensland— Mr W . Ruberry, Chairman, R edcliffe W elfare C ouncil, P.O . Box 59,

Margate, Queensland 4019.

CAB-Cannington, W .A .— M iss P. F . Thom as, D irector, CAB o f W .A . Inc., G .P.O . B ox H 519,

Perth, W .A . 6001.

C IC-Ipswich, Queensland— M s Bera W ilson, Secretary, C A B, P.O . B ox 368, Ipswich, Queensland

4305.

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Abbreviations CAB— Citizens Advice Bureau CIC—Community Information Centre NIC-NAC—Neighbourhood Information Centre and Neighbourhood Action Centre CAS—Community Aid Service WCAA—Women’s Community Aid Association CHARM—Community Help Association of Randwick Municipality.

2. Officers employed under program There are no officers employed under this program, the Community Information Centres being manned by a group of volunteer workers. (Grants are made for administrative expenses and to assist with rentals.) Typically, a centre would operate with a total of 15 volunteers and 2 volunteers would man the centre at any one time.

3. Applications received All State offices of the Department were requested to indicate those organisations in an advanced stage of planning which might be suitable for assistance under the program.

Following the then Minister’s direction in March 1975, organisations which had been recommended by the State offices at that stage were accepted for participation in the program. This included groups in all States, except Victoria and South Australia, where investigations had not been completed. One remaining grant was allocated to the Citizens Advice Bureau at Ballarat as representations had previously been received from this group.

Applications for grants have since been received from several groups including:

(i) Malvern Community News Sheet, Victoria (ii) Brunswick Citizens Advice Bureau, Victoria (iii) Italian Committee of Co-ordination, Victoria (iv) Bundaberg CAB, Queensland

(v) Townsville City Council, Queensland (vi) Mount Isa Community Advice and Information Centre, Queensland (vii) Bumie Community Information Centre, Tasmania (viii) The Aboriginal Information Centre, N.S.W.

(ix ) Gosford Shire Community Service, N.S.W.

(x ) Canterbury Municipal Council, N.S.W. (xi) Kings Cross Community Aid and Information Service, N.S.W. (xii) Queanbeyan and District Tourist Information Centre, N.S.W.

(xiii) Moree Municipal Council, N.S.W.

Funds have not been allocated under the 1975-76 budget for any extension in the pilot program and further grants will not be made available before the completion of the pilot period in June 1976.

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STATEMENT X

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /3 /1 6

Information was sought as to the location of each Welfare Rights Service office, the people employed in them and the number of applications received from interested organisations to commence Welfare Rights Services.

Response

1. Names and addresses of organisations to whom grants made and office bearers: New South Wales Mr S. Navrantonis, Secretary-General, The Greek Orthodox Community of N.S.W. Ltd, 1st Floor, Cnr Oxford and Dowling Street, Paddington, N.S.W.

2021.

Mr I. Kosovic, Chairman, Council of National Communities of Yugoslavia, C /o ‘Nova Doha’, P.O. Box K376, Haymarket, N.S.W. 2000.

Mr M. Orel, Turkish Welfare Association, P.O. Box 233, Newtown, N.S.W. 2042.

Rev. Fr J. Oses, C.M., Co-ordinator, Spanish Speaking Community Group, P.O. Box 121, Wahroonga, N.S.W. 2076.

Mr George Lapaine, President, Italian Committee of Assistance (Co-As-It), c /o Italian Welfare Centre, 100 Bathurst Street, Sydney, N.S.W. 2000.

Victoria Dr Spiro Moraitis, President, Australian Greek Welfare Society, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. Mr P. Hollingsworth, President, Ecumenical Migration Centre (for the

Australian Turkish Cultural Association), 133 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. Mr G. Sgro, Chairman, FILEF, 34-36 Munro Street, Coburg, Victoria 3058.

The Council for the Single Mother and Her Child (Ms M. Best—President), G.P.O. Box 1399M, Melbourne, Victoria 3001. Mrs E. Vaccari, President, Italian Committee of Assistance (Co-As-It), 304 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053.

2. Officers employed under program:

New South Wales The Greek Orthodox Community of N.S.W.: Mrs Dorothy Buckland and Mr George Nassis. The Co-ordinating Committee for the Yugoslav Communities:

An appointment has not yet been made. Turkish Welfare Association: Mr Hulusi Derman. Spanish-speaking Community Group:

Mr Vincent Grau. Co-As-It: Mr Livio Benedetti.

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Victoria The Australian Greek Welfare Society: Rita Packer and Celeste Doujas. Ecumenical Migration Centre (for the Australian Turkish Cultural

Association) : Mr Recep Alakus. FILEF: Ms Cathy Angelone. The Council for the Single Mother and Her Child:

Ms Jo Murray. Co-As-It: Mrs Anna Scariot

3. Applications received from which a selection was made:

State offices in Sydney and Melbourne canvassed organisations which were considered to be suitable to provide a welfare rights service. Acting on the basis of the recommendations of the State offices, five organisations in each State were submitted to the Minister for his approval.

Applications for grants have since been received from a number of organisa­ tions including:

(i) FILEF (N.S.W.) (ii) Finnish Social Club Inc., Sydney (iii) Australian Federation of Islamic Societies, N.S.W.

(iv) Italian Committee of Co-ordination, Victoria (v) Society Five.

The budget allocation for 1975-76 did not provide for any extension in the pilot program.

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STATEMENT Y

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /3 /1 8

Information was sought as to details of organisations to which grants for community welfare agencies have been made.

Response Organisations which received grants in 1974-75 and the amounts approved

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are as follows:

$

(i) Sydney City Mission . . . . . . 123,000

(ii) Mission to Streets and Lanes, Melbourne . . . 10,000

(iii) Cross Roads Community Centre, Mildura . . . 5,000

(iv) Catholic Welfare Bureau, Melbourne . . . . 68,000

(v) Community Aid Centre, Warrawong . . . . 4,900

(vi) Australian Jewish Welfare and Relief Society, Melbourne . 4,000 (vii) Service to Youth Council, Adelaide . . . . 17,800

(viii) Fairfield Community Aid Service, Sydney . . . 2,100

Total ................................................................................ 234,800

A total of 140 applications have been received since the inception of the fund in November 1974. Of these, 87 have been rejected, 27 have been recommended for rejection, 8 have been granted and 18 are under consideration.

Of those organisations which have applied for assistance, the majority either have been seeking funds in order to expand their facilities or services or have anticipated a deficit situation in the future. Relatively few applications have been received from groups where a deficit has actually been incurred.

The criteria for assessing applications for assistance under the fund were approved by Cabinet on 21 November 1974. These criteria were set out in answer to Parliamentary Question No. 2225:

(a ) that the assistance is made available only to non-profit, charitable, benevolent and religious bodies;

(b ) that the assistance only be made available where it does not result in any diminution of grants, or assistance in kind, from other government sources;

(c) that the allocation of assistance be based on the relative needs of organisations and of the people served by the organisations, taking account of existing governmental assistance in particular areas of activity, relative access to funds from public appeals, and the relative significance of the services provided;

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(d ) that the assistance be provided with the general aim of achieving a balance of necessary services in the community in the light of overall community needs and the encouragement of voluntary initiatives; (e ) that in determining applications consideration to be given to the aims of

and standards of service provided by the organisations; (f) that the grants will be of an emergency ‘once only’ type not a continuing Australian Government contribution to the organisations’ normal annual income.

In deciding whether an organisation is providing worthwhile services, particular regard is had to part (e ).

From the above broad guidelines, from Ministerial directives and from discussions at officer level with Treasury officials, the fund has been administered to cover locally based welfare agencies engaged primarily in providing counselling, advisory services and material relief to the community; that is, to individuals and families experiencing social problems. Therefore, assistance is not provided to groups which:

(i) are not in serious financial difficulty; (ii) require finance for the expansion of facilities or services; (ifi) are not engaged in the provision of community welfare services; (iv) are part of a larger State, regional or nationwide organisational structure;

(v) are engaged mainly in providing institutional care for children and adults.

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STATEMENT Z

Information sought by Senator Bourne Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /3 /1 8

Information was sought as to the number of applications for grants received per State offices.

Response

Of the 140 applications received to date since the inception of the fund in November 1974, approximately one-third were received through State offices of the Department.

In the cases of those applications which were received direct, the views of State offices have been sought as appropriate, except in cases of applications from national secretariats and national co-ordinating bodies.

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STATEMENT AA

Information sought by Senator Bourne Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 6 /2

Information was sought as to the average numbers of medical services and the average cost of these services per person and per family unit. The information was required in respect of the 1975-76 Health Insurance Commission’s estimates.

Response

It is possible to estimate averages for the total number of persons in Australia and figures on this basis are set out in the Attachment.

Information for family units is not available. While the original issue of Medibank cards involved providing mothers or guardians with a card showing Medibank numbers for children under 16, subsequent issues of Medibank cards are largely on the basis of direct requests for cards, or as part of the procedure for claiming benefits. There is no way of linking Medibank numbers for persons in families.

Statistics of the median or the modal number of services per person, or family unit, or cost of services per family unit, are not available from Medibank, nor the private health insurance funds for past years.

The Attachment also shows estimates of average numbers of services and average benefits per service for eligible pensioners and their dependants. This additional information is provided in order to clarify the answers given to Senator Baume on the matter (first column, page 730, Senate Hansard, 10 October 1975).

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ATTACHMENT

TOTAL MEDICAL AND OPTOMETRICAL BENEFIT CONSULTATIONS

Estimated mean population of Australia, 1975-76: 13.635 million.

Estimated number of medical and optometrical consultation services, 1975-76: Full year(b)—75.4m. Actual year'1 »—64.2m.

Estimated average number of services per head of population: Full year

Estimated cost of medical and optometrical consultation services, 1975-76(d>: Full year»»— $824m. Actual year»»—$690m.

Estimated average cost per head of population: Full year'1 »— $60.42. Actual year'1 »— $50.61.

Estimated benefits for medical and optometrical consultation services, 1975-76: Full year'*»—$733m. Actual year«»—$615m.

Estimated average benefits per head of population: Full year'*»— $53.76. Actual year»»—$45.10.

MEDICAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PENSIONERS AND DEPENDANTS Estimated mean number of eligible pensioners and dependants, 1975-76: 1.5 million. Estimated number of medical services for eligible pensioners and dependants: Full year(b)—-13.8 million.

Actual year(c)— 12.6 million.

Estimated average number of services per eligible pensioner and dependant: Full year»»— 9.30. Actual year(c)—8.52.

Estimated cost and benefits of medical services for eligible pensioners and dependants —$92m.

Estimated average cost and benefit per eligible pensioner and dependant: Full year»»— $68.24. Actual year(c)—$62.16.

Note: Figures in table have been rounded.

Footnotes <*> Preliminary forecast, Australian Bureau of Statistics. <6’ Refers to liability incurred during the year 1975-76 (i.e. services performed).

Cost of medical services at Medical Benefits Schedule fees, except for services to eligible pensioners and their dependants where the cost of service has been assumed to be equal to Schedule benefits.

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STATEMENT AB

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 /0 1

Information was sought as to the breakdown of categories of expenditure within the total amount of $7m provided for grants to Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSDs).

Response

The amount of $7m is allocated as follows:

(a) Capitation grants The total entitlement of the fourteen RCSDs with access to this grant is $4.8m. Of this, it is estimated that S3.3m (or about 70 per cent) will in fact be spent in 1975-76. A further $1.2m remains to be paid in respect of projects approved but not funded or completely funded in 1973-74 and 1974-75.

Sub-total $4,500,000.

(b ) Community Development Officer grants This grant is a maximum of $12,000 per annum per officer. Of 130 jobs just over 100 were filled at 31 August. When allowance is made for further filling of jobs, subsequent vacancies, etc. an amount of $lm is estimated to be required.

Sub-total $1,000,000.

(c) Administrative grants Thirty-seven RCSDs each have access to an administrative grant of $40,000 per annum. The estimated amount is therefore $ 1.48m. Sub-total $1,480,000.

(d ) Initiating grants Ten grants, each of $2,000, are planned in 1975-76 to assist organisations working towards the formation, within their regions, of RCSDs.

Sub-total $20,000.

Total $7,000,000.

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STATEMENT AC

Information sought by Senator Martin Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 J 01

Information was sought about the breakdown of administrative grants to Regional Councils for Social Development (RCSDs) under the Australian Assistance Plan into salaries and related costs as opposed to other administrative expenses.

Response

An examination of audited financial statements received to 30 September 1975 from RCSDs for the 1974-75 financial year indicates that salaries and related expenses comprise, on average, 63 per cent of the administrative funds expended. The range is from 58 per cent to 67 per cent.

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STATEMENT AD

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Information sought by Senator Baume Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 /0 1

Information was sought as to the number of organisations in receipt of an initiating grant through the Australian Assistance Plan that have requested access to administrative funds.

Response

As of 10 October 1975, seven organisations that have received an initiating grant had applied for an administration grant.

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STATEMENT A E

Information sought by Senator Martin Depca-tment of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 /0 1

Reference was made by Mr Luby to the booklet ‘Guidelines for Pilot Program* {Hansard, of 7 October 1975, p. 448) and to the statement on the Australian Assistance Plan by the Minister for Social Security, September 1975 (p. 4 5 1 ). Copies are hereby made available for the information of members of the Committee.

The Minister undertook to provide to the Committee a copy of a Summary of the Evaluation Report on the Australian Assistance Plan (p. 4 5 0 ). Copies are hereby made available to the Committee.

Copies of a general outline on the Australian Assistance Plan, entitled ‘People Power’, arc also provided.

Details of the qualifications, functions and salaries of director of social planning and community development officers were requested by Senator Martin {Hansard of 7 October 1975, p. 4 4 7 ). This information is set out in pages 10-12 of the ‘Guidelines’ and pages 6-8 of ‘People Power’.

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STATEMENT A F

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Depca-tment of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 /0 1 Correction of information given orally to the Committee

On page 456 of the draft Hansard report, right-hand column, Mr Brewer, in answer to a question from Senator Baume, replied:

T do have those figures. Altogether 523 projects were recommended by regional councils and of those 37 were either not approved by the Minister or were withdrawn after discussion with the Department. The remaining 486 projects were approved for payment.’

The correct answer is:

Ί do have those figures. In 1974-75 516 projects were recommended by regional councils and of those 37 were either not approved by the Minister or were withdrawn after discussion with the Department. The remaining 479 projects were approved for payment.’

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STATEMENT AG

Information sought by Senator Baume Department of Social Security— Division 5 9 0 /4 /0 1

Information was sought by Senator Baume concerning professional public relations officers (Hansard of 7 October 1975, p. 456).

Response Two Regions have hired professional public relations officers for temporary periods.

The South West Sydney Regional Social Development Council Ltd hired a public relations specialist at a nominal fee. He subsequently joined their staff as a community development officer.

Manly-Warringah Regional Council for Social Development Co-op. Ltd hired a part-time publicity officer for three months just before the inauguration of the Council.

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Department of Social Security Health Insurance Commission Information sought by Senator Baume Division 596/1

The following question was asked by Senator Baume, page 721 of Hansard, 10 October 1975:

T have a couple of questions regarding the progress of registration of population. I would be interested to know the percentage of the population which is now registered and has numbers.’

Time has not permitted an answer to be prepared. The relevant information will be forwarded when available.

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Department of Social Security jHealth Insurance Commission Information sought by Senator Bourne ; Estimates of Expenditure, 1975-76

Division 59 6 /1

The following is in response to a question asked during the Committee hearing held on Friday, 10 October 1975. Senator Wheeldon asked that we prepare a note on the matter raised by Senator Sheil. Senator Sheil stated ‘at the moment the Director of Medibank in Queensland, Mr Garske, is delaying payments for doctors treating other doctors or their wives or their families’ (Hansard, Friday,

10 October 1975, page 724). The policy of the Department of Social Security as expressed in MB Circular number 75 dated April 1970 and confirmed in Section 2.13 (vii) of the Medical Benefits Assessment Manual dated May 1975 is that medical benefit is not payable when the medical service was rendered by a medical practitioner to his family or to his partners or to their dependants. A copy of the relevant MB Circular is attached as is a copy of the relevant section from the Medical Benefits Assessment Manual.

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MB CIRCULAR 75

For Official Use Only

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Medical Benefits—Claims by Medical Practitioners

Since the inception of the Medical Benefits Scheme several cases have been referred to this office concerning the entitlement of Commonwealth Benefit for professional services rendered in the following circumstances:

(a) By medical practitioners to members of their own families, whether depend­ ants or not.

(b) By medical practitioners, participating in a partnership, to other members of the partnership and their dependants.

The policy to be followed is that medical expenses, within the meaning of the National Health Act, are not incurred in respect of professional services rendered by medical practitioners in either of the above circumstances. Consequently Com­ monwealth benefits and Special Account Fund benefits are not payable.

This policy is in accord with the views expressed by the Federal Assembly of the Australian Medical Association as reported in the Supplement to the Medictd Journal of Australia of 24 November 1962. It is also in keeping with the principle that doctors did not generally make charges for these services prior to the intro­

duction of the Medical Benefits Scheme.

Department of Health Canberra, A.C.T. April 1970 File No. 69/03920

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Medical Benefit not Payable 2.13. Medical benefit is not payable when: (i) the medical service was a medical examination for the purposes of life insurance or admission to membership of a friendly society;

(ii) medical expenses are paid or are payable to a recognised hospital as defined in sections 30 and 32 of the Health Insurance Act. A list of recognised hospitals is given in Appendix 1 to this Manual.

(iii) the medical service was rendered in a private hospital to a hospital patient occupying a bed approved for purposes of section 34 of the Health Insurance Act; (iv) the service is provided on the premises of an organisation approved for

purposes of section 42 of the Health Insurance Act; (v) the service is rendered by a medical practitioner on behalf of an organisa­ tion prescribed by Regulation for purposes of section 17 (1) (b) of the Health Insurance Act, or was rendered on the premises of such an

organisation; (vi) the medical service was for: (a) Death Certificate, (b) Cremation Certificate,

(c) Post Mortem Certificate; or (vii) the medical service was rendered by a medical practitioner to his family or to his partners or their dependants.

2.14. Medical benefit is not payable in respect of diagnostic services (see para. 2.15 below) when the service is rendered by a medical practitioner acting on his own behalf to a private patient of a recognised hospital.

2.15. A diagnostic service means a professional service covered by Items 794, 797, 803, 806, 809; 859 or an item in Part VII or Part VIII of the Schedule and other items prescribed by Regulation as being diagnostic services including any

professional service given for health-screening purposes.

Medical Services not specifically covered in the Medical Benefits Schedule 2.16. Instances may arise where a particular medical service rendered by a medical practitioner is not listed in the Medical Benefits Schedule. Cases of this nature which cannot be resolved by State offices of the Commission should be referred to the Commission’s Central Office who may seek advice from the Department of Social Security.

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Department of Social Security Health Insurance Commission Information sought by Senator Bourne— Division 596/1

The following question was asked by Senator Baume, page 731 of Hansard, 10 October 1975:

‘Do we know the rate per week at which they were so doing, and do we know whether the figures made public for the frequency of bulk-billing included the component which came from the hospitals.’ Time has not permitted an answer to be prepared. The relevant information will be forwarded when available.

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Department of Social Security Health Insurance Commission Information sought by Senator Bourne Estimates of Expenditure, 1975-76— Division 5 9 6 /1

Written Comments on News Broadcast—Radio 2NU, Moree on 26 September 1975

This news broadcast referred to the fact that some people in Moree were having to wait two or three months for payment from Medibank. The agent in the town, Mr Peter Laurantus, is quoted as saying that Medibank was developing into a grossly inefficient, extremely expensive organisation.

Details of the payment of claims in N.S.W. have been explained to the Senate Estimates Committee, both at the Committee hearings and in the form of a written reply in respect of questions in Division 596.1. There is no reason to believe that the situation in Moree would differ from that in the rest of N.S.W. The commentator has not quoted any substantive facts and has generalised by saying that some people in the town have waited two and three months for pay­ ment from Medibank. This is difficult to believe when Medibank had not been operational for three months at the time these comments were made.

Transcript of news item broadcast by radio station 2NU (M oree) on 2 6 September 1975

The Medibank scheme has been described as a shambles at Moree.

One of the Medibank agents in the town, Mr Ron Rushbrook, said the claims office in Sydney appeared unable to cope with the rush of claims.

He said Moree people were making full use of the scheme, and were filling in many more claims than they did under the private health schemes.

The other Medibank agent in Moree, Mr Peter Laurantus, said some people in the town were having to wait two and three months for payments from Medibank.

He said he believed Medibank was developing into a grossly inefficient, extremely expensive organisation.

He said the Government had obviously not expected the huge response experienced so far.

Many people in Moree have told the chemist agents they would support a return to the private medical funds in preference to Medibank.

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Health Insurance Commission Information sought by Senator Baume Estimates of Expenditure, 1975-76— Division 596/1

LODGMENT TO PAYMENT LAG FOR COMPUTER-PAID CLAIMS UP TO 5 SEPTEMBER

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0-7 days

l - < 2 weeks

2 -< 3 weeks

3 -< 4 weeks

> 4

weeks

Percentage of distribution New South W ales................................................ 40.1 45.3 10.1 2.3 2.2

Cumulative of percentage . . . 85.4 95.5 97.8 100.0

Percentage of distribution Australia . 43.3 47.7 6.0 1.6 1.4

Cumulative percentage . . . 91.0 97.0 98.6 100.0

Average lag, N.S.W. = 9.2 days Average lag, Australia = 8.2 days

NUMBER OF DAYS CLAIMS IN PROCESS

Date Australia New South Wales

18 S e p t e m b e r ...................................... 4.9 7.2

25 S e p t e m b e r ...................................... 4.3 6.2

2 O c t o b e r ................................................ 4.0 4.8

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AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

P.O. Box No. 100 Woden, A.C.T. 2606 14 October 1975

Senator D. M. Devitt, Chairman, Senate Estimates Committee D, Parliament House, Canberra, A.C.T. 2600

During the course of the examination by Senate Estimates Committee D of the amounts included in Appropriation Bills numbers 1 and 2 for the Department of Health for 1975-76 members of the Committee asked a number of questions which required the provision of further information.

This information has now been prepared and is included in the attached statements.

CHARLES NETTLE for Director-General of Health

Senator Baume: During discussions on Drug Education asked for the recom­ mendations of the Medicine Advisory Committee regarding controls on the advertising of alcohol.

Answer: These recommendations are to be found in the Report of the Standing Committee on the Health Problems of Alcohol. Six copies of the Report are attached.

Senator Baume: Asked how many children in the Australian Capital Territory were identified as being battered babies last year.

Answer: The statutory responsibility relating to child bashing rests with the Director of Child Welfare in the Department of the Capital Territory. Some incidences become known to our Mental Health Branch, some may end up in hospital because of physical injuries. There does not appear to be a collated record of all incidences of child bashing available.

The Director of Child Welfare is at the present time attempting to set up an Interdepartmental Consultative Committee to investigate cases from all sources in order to establish some knowledge of the extent of this problem and consider the most appropriate ways of treating it here in the A.C.T.

Senator Baume: Asked in reference to item 06, Mental Health Ordinance, Australian Capital Territory— Reimbursement of maintenance expenditure by State Governments, how many patients are involved.

Answer: The number of patients in N.S.W. institutions in 1974-75 was 136 including 16 who were readmitted on one or more occasions during the year. There were 24 long-term patients, the remainder were admitted for periods ranging from one day to one year.

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Because patients are admitted from a number of sources in the A.C.T., including the A.C.T. Police, private practitioners and the Mental Health Branch of the Capital Territory Health Commission, there are no means of obtaining up-to-date figures on any given day.

The funds provided in the 1975-76 Estimates are to meet the cost of maintenance of the same number of patients in 1975-76.

Senator Sheil: Asked what is the all-up cost of Calvary Hospital.

Answer: The ‘all-up cost’ of Calvary Hospital would not be known until the project is finally completed.

At this present time the building contracts are around sixteen (16) million dollars. The contracts are subject to rise and fall clauses.

As well as this the final capital cost will include furnishings and equipment for which contracts have not yet been let. The present estimate for this equipment is $2,000,000.

Senator Baume: During discussions on the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories Commission asked how much precipitate is produced.

Answer: The production of cryoprecipitate by the Australian Red Cross Society during 1974-75 amounted to 3,847,550 units of Factor VIII. Activity calculated at 50 units per donation.

Senator Baume: Asked for particulars, in respect of the Fawnmac Group of Companies, of the divisions from which the profit increases during the past 2 years originated. The following information is submitted:

Fawns and McAUan Pty Ltd, which is the marketing division of the group engaged in promotion and distribution of pharmaceuticals under its own name and as agent for some overseas manufacturers. Net operating profit (before taxation):

1972-73 . . . 381,582

1973-74 . . . 439,068

1974-75 . . . 710,085

Rotary Tableting Corporation P ty Ltd, which is the manufacturing division of the group engaged in the manufacture for sale under its own name and Fawns and McAllan brand and also carries out contract manufacturing for other com­ panies. Net operating profit:

$

1972-73 . . . 229,966

1973-74 . . . 356,543

1974-75 . . . 587,504

Croydon Investments Pty Ltd, which owns the land and buildings from which the groups activities are conducted, makes charges on the other companies equivalent to its own costs and therefore shows neither a profit nor a loss.

Senator Baume: Sought information on how much is being spent within the Community Health Program estimate on health education activities particularly concerning alcohol, drugs and tobacco.

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Answer: In the financial year 1975-76 to date throughout Australia, projects oriented specifically towards the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of alcohol or drug dependent persons have attracted $4.35m (approx.) under the Australian Government Community Health Program. Such projects by their very nature include drug and alcohol health education as a component function.

In addition, Health Education Officers are employed as an integral part of the community health care team in a number of community health centre projects throughout Australia. It is difficult to accurately assess the number of HEOs so employed, but it is estimated that some 40 officers are currently employed under the Program at an estimated cost of $0.4m.

Community Health Program funds totalling approximately $Q.75m have also been made available to date for projects throughout Australia which have as a major function health education programs on alcohol and drug abuse.

Some examples of Health Education Programs funded under the Program are as follows: Alcohol and Drug Authority, Western Australia, Carelis Out-patient Clinic. Project provides treatment and rehabilitation programs in addition to

providing and promoting health educational programs on alcohol and drug abuse. Health Education Program, Tasmania. Project provides public health educational program on a regionalised basis, located at Hobart, Launceston

and Burnie. Information and Counselling Service, Geelong. Project provides advice, information and health education services on alcoholism and drug dependence. Health Education Officers, Western Metropolitan Region, Sydney. Project

promotes public health education programs. Australian Foundation on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Project involves the funding of a national secretariat to co-ordinate and encourage the develop­ ment of the activities of AFADD through its several State Branches. The

Foundation aims, through educational programs, to develop an awareness in industry of the problems of alcoholism and produces a journal which aims to encourage a greater awareness of, and interest in, the problems of alcoholism. In addition, all community health centres and other projects funded under the Community Health Program are expected to promote health education, including alcohol, drug and tobacco health education programs, as an essential part of their activities.

A total of $65m is available from Australian Government funds under the Community Health Program in 1975-76.

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E

REPORT TO THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E

REPORT TO THE SENATE

Estimates Committee E has the honour to present its report to the Senate.

2. On 3 September 1975 the Senate referred to the Committee the Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976, and the Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976, relating to the following Departments:

Postmaster-General’s Department of Transport Department of the Capital Territory Department of Defence

Department of Environment

3. The Committee has considered these estimates of expenditure and has received explanations of them from the Postmaster-General and officers of the Departments concerned. The Committee records its appreciation of the explanations of the estimates contained in the answers given before the Committee

and in the explanatory memoranda prepared by the Departments and circulated to Senators prior to the sitting of the Committee.

4. The minutes of proceedings of the Committee are included in this Report and the Hansard report of the evidence given at the meetings of the Committee, except the meeting this day, is presented herewith for the information of the Senate.

5. The Committee wishes to record its appreciation of the representation of the Postmaster-General’s Department and the Postal and Telecommunications Commissions at the hearings of the Committee by officers of a high level, and the quality of the answers provided by those officers. This high level of repre­ sentation was of great assistance to the Committee.

14 October 1975.

D. N. CAMERON Chairman

Estimates Committee E

Minutes of Proceedings

THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 3 TUESDAY, 3 0 SEPTEMBER 1975

1. MEETING OF COMMITTEE: The Committee met at 4.20 p.m. in the Senate Committee Room No. 1. The Secretary drew attention to the record, in the Journals of the Senate of 3 September 1975, of the reference of certain estimates of expenditure to the Committee, and the discharge and appointment

of members.

2 . ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN: On the motion of Senator Georges, Senator Cameron was elected Chairman, and took the Chair.

3. CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT: The Chairman made a statement relating to the particulars of proposed expenditure to be considered pursuant to the order of the Senate, viz.

Document* Page Division

No. Department

A 88-90 495-499 Postmaster-General’s ......................................

B 20 912 Postmaster-General’s ......................................

A 126-128 655-662 T ra n sp o rt.........................................................

B 24-25 957-958 T ra n s p o rt.........................................................

A 23-25 210-215 Capital Territory . . . . .

B 8 829 Capital Territory . . . . .

A 26-31 230-241 Defence** . . . . . . .

A 41-42 295-297 Environment . . . . . .

B 10 841-843 Environment . . . . . .

Amount

$

22,927,000 426.064.000 311.160.000 132.857.000

39.486.000 39.604.000 1,526,757,000 7.703.000

9.019.000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976’. * Document B—‘Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976’. ** Excluding those items under the control of the Departments of Housing and Construction, Urban and Regional Development and Northern Australia (Divisions 245 to 255).

4 . DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, Postmaster-General, accompanied by the following departmental officers: Department of Transport:

Mr B. J. Cunningham, Acting Assistant Secretary (Finance) Mr D . W. O’Brien, Assistant Secretary (Economic Policy and Licensing) Mr G. T. O’Halloran, Acting Director (Budget) Mr S. P. Smith, Assistant Secretary (Shipping Systems) Mr D. Turner, Assistant Secretary (Rail)

Mr N. B. Walkom, Chief Accountant, Australian National Railways Mr B. K. Harrison, Finance Manager, Australian Shipping Commission Mr R. McCormack, Secretary, Bureau of Roads

Department of the Treasury: Mr F. V. Colvin, acting Assistant Secretary, Accounting and Supply Mr R. K. Colwell, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply

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The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 655— Administrative . . . . 267,899,000

Consideration of Division 655 concluded.

5. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.12 p.m.

6. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee attended the meeting: Senator Cameron (in the Chair), Senators Drury, Durack, Georges, Lawrie and Marriott. Senators Sir Kenneth Anderson, Bessell, Jessop, Townley, Sim and Webster also attended.

D. N. CAMERON Chairman

THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 4 TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING OF COMMITTEE: The Committee met at 4.00 p.m. in the Senate Committee Room No. 3. Senator Cameron took the Chair.

2. CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT: The Chairman made a statement relating to the order of the consideration of the estimates referred to the Committee.

3. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, Postmaster-General, accompanied by the following departmental officers:

Department of Transport:

Mr J. Martin, Acting First Assistant Secretary (Management Services) Mr D. W. O’Brien, Assistant Secretary (Economic Policy and Licensing) Mr G. T. O’Halloran, Acting Director (Budget) Mr S. P. Smith, Assistant Secretary (Shipping Systems)

Mr D. Turner, Assistant Secretary (Rail) Mr J. Munday, Senior Property Officer Mr R. E. Hannan, Director Business Concessions Mr N. B. Walkom, Chief Accountant, Australian National Railways

Mr B. K. Harrison, Finance Manager, Australian Shipping Commission Mr R. F. McCormack, Secretary, Bureau of Roads Mr A. B. Dignam, Administration Director, Trans-Australia Airlines Mr W. L. Harding, Director of Finance, Qantas Airways

Department of the Treasury:

Mr R. Caldwell, Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division Mr M. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer, Accounting and Supply Division

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 658— Commonwealth Bureau of Roads . . 1,837,000 Division 659— Road Safety and Standards Authority . 1,424,000 Division 662— Australian National Railways . . 40,000,000

Document B Division 957— Capital Works and Services . . 129,297,000

Division 958— Payments to or for the States . . 3,560,000

Consideration of the estimates for the Department of Transport concluded.

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4. DEPARTMENT OF THE CAPITAL TERRITORY: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, Postmaster-General, accompanied by the following departmental officers:

Department of the Capital Territory: Mr D. M. Lalor, Assistant Secretary (Finance and Supply) Mr C. S. Hamilton, Director (Programs and Budgets) Mr J. A. Turner, Assistant Secretary (Establishments and ADP) Mr D. A. Brown, Director (Personnel and Services) Mr N. Braidwood, Director (Information and Public Relations) Mr A. S. Blunn, City Manager Mr J. S. Brigg, Assistant Secretary (Recreation and Tourism)

Mr D. Lander, Assistant Secretary (City Services) Mr M. R. Penketh, Acting First Assistant Secretary (Government) Mr W. E. Lawrence, Assistant Secretary (Urban Affairs) Mr R. J. Corrigan, Acting First Assistant Secretary (Lands) Mr B. H. Pratt, Director (Conservation and Agriculture)

Mr E. P. O’Brien, Director (Loans and Finance) Mr J. M. Hemer, Assistant Secretary (Welfare) Mr J. H. Marshall, First Assistant Secretary (Transport and Traffic Special Group)

Mr B. C. Darke, Assistant Secretary (Transport) Mr C. H. C. Davis, First Assistant Secretary (Housing and Welfare)

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered: Document A $

Division 210— Administrative . . . . 38,832,000

Division 212— A.C.T. Legislative Assembly . . 256,000

Division 215— Norfolk Island . . . . 398,000

Document B Division 829— Capital Works and Services . . 39,604,000

Consideration of the estimates for the Department of the Capital Territory concluded.

5. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 10.15 p.m.

6. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee attended the meeting:

Senator Cameron (in the Chair), Senators Drury, Durack, Georges, Lawrie and Marriott. Senators Sir Kenneth Anderson, Jessop and Townley also attended.

D. N. CAMERON Chairman

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THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 5 THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING OF COMMITTEE: The Committee met at 2.00 p.m. in the Senate Committee Room No. 1. The Chairman (Senator Cameron) took the Chair.

2. POSTMASTER-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, accompanied by the following departmental officers: Mr F. J. Green, Secretary; Mr A. Westerndorf, Executive Officer.

Australian Telecommunications Commission:

Mr J. H. Curtis, Managing Director Mr J. R. Smith, Deputy Chief General Manager Mr J. E. Freeman, Assistant Chief Engineer, Construction, Engineering Development Division Mr P. F. Connell, Manager, Systems and Administration, Customer

Services Department Dr R. B. Cullen, Director, Finance Mr G. P. Hudson, Manager, Financial Planning, Finance Directorate Mr A. W. Dagg, Manager, Management and Cost Accounting, Accounting

and Supply Department Mr L. D. Sebire, Principal Engineer, National Broadcasting, Engineering Services Division

Australian Postal Commission:

Mr E. G. McQuitty, Chief General Manager Mr B. C. Moritz, General Manager— Operations Mr R. B. Paice, Acting General Manager— Finance

Mr W. K. Waterson, Manager, Customer Service Branch Mr G. L. Brasier, Acting General Manager— Accounting

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 495— Administrative . . . . 18,263,000

Division 496—Radio Frequency Management . . 4,664,000

Division 499— Broadcasting and Television Services . Nil

Document B

Division 912— Capital Works and Services . . 426,064,000

Consideration of the estimates for the Postmaster-General’s Department concluded.

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3. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, Postmaster-General, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr P. D. Naughton, Assistant Secretary, Budgets and Estimates Mr Μ. N. Woolley, Assistant Secretary, Financial Programs Mr T. E. Sullivan, Assistant Secretary, Budgets and Estimates (Services) Mr K. T. Lyon, Assistant Secretary, Manpower Policy and Requirements Air Comm. V. J. Hill, Director-General, Joint Plans and Operations

Mr H. F. Walker, Assistant Secretary, Resources Planning (Navy) Mr P. F. McNamara, Assistant Secretary, Resources Planning (Navy) Mr D. B. Shine, Acting Assistant Secretary, Resources Planning (Air) Mr G. R. Marshall, Assistant Secretary, International Policy (Papua New

Guinea) Mr Η. P. Jones, Assistant Secretary (Administration) Mr R. B. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Defence Facilities Mr E. H. Gibbs, Assistant Secretary, Computing Services

Mr R. A. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, General Services Mr K. Jeeves, Engineer Class 5, Defence Industry Development Branch Mr R. Vardanega, Assistant Secretary, Natural Disasters Organisation

Mr P. Liddicoat, Senior Executive Officer, Civil Personnel Mr A. F. Kent, Assistant Secretary, Project Planning and Evaluation Brig. K. W. Latchford, Director-General of Recruiting Mr H. R. Raynor, Director, Public Relations

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 230— Australian Defence Force . . 698,559,000

Division 231— The Defence Force Ombudsman . . 66,000

Division 232— Civil Personnel . . . . 210,433,000

Division 233— Administrative and other Expenditure . 108,531,000 Division 234— Equipment and Stores . . . 314,437,000

It being 10.30 p.m.:

Ordered, on the motion of Senator Marriott— That the Committee continue to meet until 11.00 p.m.

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 235— Repair and Overhaul of Equipment and Stores . . . . . 66,712,000

Division 236— Repair and Maintenance of Buildings and Works . . . . . 3,435,000

Division 237— Buildings and Works . . . 884,000

Division 238— Natural Disasters and Civil Defence . 3,502,000 Division 239— Recoverable Expenditure for other Governments . . . . 442,000

Division 240— Defence Co-operation . . . 39,150,000

Dvision 241— Defence Science and Technology . . 80,606,000

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It being 11.00 p.m.:

Ordered, on the motion of Senator Georges— That the Committee continue to meet until the conclusion of consideration of the estimates for the Department of Defence.

Consideration of the estimates for the Department of Defence concluded.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 11.10 p.m.

5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee attended: Senator Cameron (in the Chair), Senators Durack, Drury, Georges, Lawrie and Marriott. Senators Sir Magnus Cormack and Townley also attended.

D. N. CAMERON

Chairman

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ESTIMATES COMMITTEE E

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 6 TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING OF COMMITTEE: The Committee met at 4.00 p.m. in the Senate Committee Room No. 1. The Chairman (Senator Cameron) took the Chair.

2. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT: Appearing: Senator the Hon. R. Bishop, accompanied by the following departmental officers:

Mr H. J. Higgs, Deputy Secretary Mr N. C. Gare, Acting Director, Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service Mr K. Thompson, Director, Bureau of Environmental Studies Dr R. W. Boden, Assistant Secretary, Land, Living Resources and Atmos­

pheric Programs Branch Mrs C. Settle, Acting Assistant Secretary, Water and Marine Program Branch Mr A. A. Hunt, Director of Establishments and Finance Mr L. W. Walsh, Finance Officer The following particulars of proposed expenditure were called upon by the Chairman and considered:

Document A $

Division 295— Administrative . . . . . 6,613,000

Division 296— Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service . . . . . . . . 1,000,000

Division 297— Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 90,000 Document B Division 841— Capital Works and Services . . . 6,989,000

Division 842— Payments to or for the States . . . 1,800,000

Division 843— Other Services . . . . . 230,000

Consideration of the estimates of the Department of Environment concluded.

3. REPORT OF COMMITTEE: The Committee then met in private session and deliberated upon its report to the Senate. The Chairman presented a draft report of the Committee.

On the motion of Senator Durack, paragraph 5 was added to the draft report. Resolved, on the motion of Senator Durack— That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 5.55 p.m.

5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee attended the meeting: Senator Cameron (in the Chair), Senators Durack, Drury, Georges, Lawrie and Marriott.

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D. N. CAMERON Chairman

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F

REPORT TO THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F REPORT TO THE SENATE

Estimates Committee F has the honour to report to the Senate.

1. On 3 September 1975, the Senate referred to the Committee the Depart­ mental Estimates for the year 1975-76 relating to the following Departments:

Labor and Immigration Science and Consumer Affairs Manufacturing Industry Attorney-General’s

2. The Committee has considered these Estimates and has received explana­ tions of them from the Minister for Labor and Immigration and from the officers of the Departments concerned. Copies of the Minutes of Proceedings and Hansard report of the evidence taken by the Committee are tabled for the information

of the Senate in connection with the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76 and the Appropriation Bill (No. 2 ) 1975-76. Written answers to three questions asked at the hearings relating to the Attorney-General’s Department are incorporated in the Hansard report of 10 October. Additional replies received in respect of the hearings held on 11 September into the Department of Labor and Immigration

are included as an Appendix to this Report. In addition, the Committee is awaiting answers to additional information sought by members during its hearings on 30 September and 9 October and 10 October on a wide variety of matters.

3. The Committee expresses its appreciation of the assistance given by the Minister for Labor and Immigration and the officers who attended with the Minister before the Committee.

October 1975

M. G. EVERETT Chairman

Estimates Committee F

Minutes of Proceedings

THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 1 THURSDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 1975

1. PRIVATE MEETING: The Committee met at 2.15 p.m.

2. MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE: An. entry in the Journals of the Senate of 3 September 1975 recording variations in the appointment of the members of Estimates Committee F was reported, the membership of the Committee now being: Senators Coleman, Everett, Greenwood, Missen, Mulvihill and Wright.

3. REFERENCE OF PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76 TO ESTIMATES COMMITTEES A N D VARIATION OF REFERENCE: The Resolution of the Senate of 3 September 1975 referring the Particulars of Proposed Expenditure 1975-76 to the Estimates Commit­

tees for examination and report and the Resolution of the Senate of 9 September 1975 varying the date for the Committees to report to the Senate were reported to the Committee.

4. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN: On the motion of Senator Mulvihill, Senator Everett was elected Chairman of the Committee. Senator Everett thereupon took the Chair.

5. PUBLIC M EETIN G -STA TEM EN T BY CHAIRMAN: The Chairman made a statement relating to the procedure to be followed by the Committee in its examination of Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the Year ending on 30 June 1976 and the Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the Year ending on 30 June 1976, and stated that, pursuant to the Order of the Senate of 3 September 1975, the Committee would consider the following departmental estimates:

Document* Page Division

No.

Department

A 63-66 365-369 Labor and Immigration . . . .

B 15-16 865-867 Labor and Immigration . . . .

A 99-105 540-554 Science and Consumer Affairs . . .

B 22 927-929 Science and Consumer Affairs . . .

A 67-69 380-387 Manufacturing Industry . . . .

B 16 871 Manufacturing Industry . . . .

A 17-22 165-190 Attorney-General’s . . . . .

B 7 823-825 Attorney-General's . . . . .

Amount

$

314.208.000 3.866.000 139.201.000 16,808,000

82.402.000 8.169.000 58.790.000 5.706.000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure f or the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976’. * Document B—‘Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976’.

6. CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENTAL ESTIMATES: Resolved on the motion of Senator Wright— That before 4 p.m. this day the Committee consider only the Estimates for the Department of Labor and Immigration

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and, if consideration of that Department’s Estimates is completed before the Committee adjourns, it then consider the Estimates for the Department of Science and Consumer Affairs.

7. ADJOURNMENT OF COMMITTEE: The Committee agreed that it would adjourn at 6 p.m. this day.

8. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF LABOR A N D IMMIGRATION:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr K. C. McKenzie, Deputy Secretary Mr S. J. Dempsey, Deputy Secretary Mr D. M. Halpin, First Assistant Secretary, Management and Secretariat Mr P. E. F. Kirby, First Assistant Secretary, Manpower Development

Operations No. 1 Mr J. E. Cooley, Assistant Secretary, Finance and Information Mr J. T. Ryder, Senior Executive Officer, Finance and Office Services Mr A. W. Burt, Acting Director, Finance and General Services

Treasury Representatives:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer Mr M. G. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration: Divisions 365-369— Department of Labor and Immigration (Document A ) Divisions 865-867— Department of Labor and Immigration (Document B ) Senator James McClelland made a statement relating to the Estimates for

1975-76 for the Department of Labor and Immigration.

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Division 365.— Administrative

$

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 57,892,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 876,000

Less amount to be provided from Division 3 0 8 /5 /0 1 • ·

.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 1,925,000

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . . 1,207,000

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 2,568,000

04. Office services . . . . . . 355,000

05. Payments for services— Government Authorities and agents . . . . . . 279,000

06. Advertising, publicity and information services . 1,184,000 07. Translation services . . . . . 45,000

08. Committee on Overseas Professional Qualifica­ tions— Fees and expenses . . . . 117,000

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2 .— Administrative Expenses—continued $

09. Legal expenses . . . . . . 30, (XX)

10. Freight and cartage . . . . . 241,000

11. Computer services . . . . . 355,000

12. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

3.— Other Services— ■ 01. Flight Crew Officers Industrial Tribunal—

445,000

Expenses . . . . . . 4,000

02. Stevedoring Industry Council— Fees and expenses 7,000 03. National Safety Council— Grant . . . 130,000

04. Advisory Councils— Fees and expenses . . 52,000

05. Productivity action . . . . .

06. Training for industry and commerce— Expenses 80,000

and allowances . . . . . . 660,000

07. Fares assistance to persons seeking employment 08. Committees on discrimination in employment— 25,000 Fees and expenses . . . . . 55,000

09. Immigration studies and research . . . 99,000

10. Deportation— Fares and other costs . .

11. Grants to cover certain costs of award variations for food services employees (for payment to

350,000

departmental cafeteria trust accounts) . . 12. Structural Adjustment Assistance— Income main­ tenance— For expenditure to provide benefits to persons unemployed as a result of tariff and

145,000

similar changes . . . . .

13. Regional Employment Development Scheme— For expenditure on projects for the relief of

7,230,000

unemployment . . . . . .

University of Queensland— Grant for tractor safety research . . . . .

Trade Union Clinic research grant . .

Boarding accommodation for migrants in country areas— Subsidy . . . . .

Trade Union training . . . .

Fifth Asian Labor Ministers Conference . . Inter-govemmental Committee for European Migration— Contribution to administrative budget . . . . . .

135,000,000

Document A, Division 365— Sub-division 4— Employment Training and Assistance— Item 01. National Apprenticeship Assistance Scheme— $31,322,000, being considered by the Committee.

9. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 5.55 p.m. until a day and hour to be fixed.

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10. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present:

Senator Everett (Chairman), Senators Coleman, Missen, Mulvihill and Wright. Senator Grimes also took part in the Committee’s proceedings.

M. G. EVERETT Chairman

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THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 2

TUESDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 4.26 p.m. The Chairman (Senator Everett) took the Chair.

2. CONSIDERATION OF DEPARTMENTAL ESTIMATES:

Response

(1 ) That before 8 p.m. this day the Committee do not consider the Estimates for any Department except those of the Department of Labor and Immigration; and (2 ) That the Estimates of the Department of Manufacturing Industry not

be considered before 9 p.m. this day.

3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AN D IMMIGRATION:

Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr K. C. McKenzie, Deputy Secretary Mr S. J. Dempsey, Deputy Secretary Mr P. E. F. Kirby, First Assistant Secretary, Manpower Development Operations No. 1

Mr J. E. Cooley, Assistant Secretary, Finance and Information Mr J. T. Ryder, Senior Executive Officer, Finance and Office Services Mr A. W. Burt, Acting Director, Finance and General Services

Treasury Representatives:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer Mr M. G. Napier, Acting Senior Finance Officer

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Document A Division 365.— Administrative 4.— Employment Training and Assistance— $

01. National Apprenticeship Assistance Scheme . 31,322,000

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4.— Employment Training and Assistance— continued $ 02. National Employment and Training System— For expenditure on allowances and other expenses for the purpose of employment

training and re-training (including the training and re-training of widow and repatriation pensioners, migrants, Aborigines, and

ex-members of the Defence Force) to meet the needs of the labour market . . . 52,000,000

5.— Embarkation and Passage Costs— 01. Assisted migration program— Passage and associated costs . . . . . 8,760,000

02. Movements of migrants on disembarkation . 240,000 03. Reimbursement of passage assistance repaid by migrants on temporary departure from Australia . . . . . . . 10,000

Inter-governmental Committee for European Migration— Contribution to operational budget, excluding passage costs . . . . . .

Division 366.— Overseas Service

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary—

01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 3,580,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 39,600

2.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . 830,000

02. Stationery— Special forms . . . 58,000

03. Telephone services . . . . 16,000

04. Incidental and other expenditure . . 361,000

Resolved: That the Committee further consider Division 365.— Adminis­ trative 1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— $58,768,000.

Document A

Division 365.— Administrative

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— $ 01. Salaries and Allowances . . . . 57,892,000

02. Overtime . . . . . 876,000

further considered by the Committee.

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were then considered:

Division 367.— Conciliation and Arbitration $

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 1,364,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 20,000

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2.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 04. Office services . . . . .

05. Printing of reports and awards . . .

06. Library books, periodicals and journals . 07. Incidental and other expenditure . .

Division 368.— Public Service Arbitrator’s Office 1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

2. — Administrative Expenses 01. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . .

02. Incidental and other expenditure . .

Division 369.— Australian Trade Union Training Authority 1.— For expenditure under the Trade Union Training Authority Act 1975 . . . . . 3,030,000

Document B

Division 865.— Capital Works and Services 1.— Plant and Equipment— 01. Computing equipment . . . . . .

Division 866.— Payments to or for the States 01. Supervision of apprenticeship training . . 368,000

02. Apprentices in State Government

establishments . . . . . 3,248,000

State Migration Centres— Contribution towards establishment costs . . . . .

Division 867.— Other Services 01. Structural Adjustment Assistance— Relocation Scheme . . . . . . 50,000

02. Income maintenance for redundancy in Australian Government Employment . . 200,000

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Labor and Immigration.

4. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 9.57 p.m. until a day and hour to be fixed.

■ $

355.000

129.000 201.000 30.000 250,000

24.000 21.000

141,000 5,400

29.000 36.000 65.000

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5. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senator Everett (Chairman), Senators Coleman, Greenwood, Missen, Mulvihill and Wright,

Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson also was present during the meeting.

M . G. EVERETT Chairman

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THE SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 3 THURSDAY, 9 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 2.02 p.m. The Chairman (Senator Everett) took the Chair.

2. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— DEPART­ MENT OF SCIENCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS: Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr C. A. Webster, Assistant Secretary, Management Services Branch Mr R. S. Goleby, Assistant Secretary, Grants and Projects Branch Mr D. L. Powell, Acting Assistant Secretary, Research Branch Mr M. Kilmartin, Director, Australian Institute of Marine Science Dr F. E. Peters, Australian Government Analyst, Analytical Services Branch Mr H. C. Crozier, Secretary, Interim Australian Science and Technology

Council (ASTEC) Mr C. G. McCue, Assistant Secretary, Ionospheric Prediction Service Mr D. T. O’Shea, Acting Executive Officer (Finance), Bureau of Meteor­ ology

Mr G. H. Nichol, Executive Officer, Antarctic Division Mr T. J. Carmody, Executive Officer, National Standards Commission

Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation:

Mr R. C. McVilly, Acting Senior Assistant Secretary (Finance and Pro­ perties) Dr J. B. Allen, Assistant Secretary (Research) Mr A. W. Charles, Assistant Secretary (Research)

Mr H. Kwong, Senior Finance Officer

Treasury Representative:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 540-554— Department of Science and Consumer Affairs (Docu­ ment A ) Divisions 927-929— Department of Science and Consumer Affairs (Docu­ ment B )

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The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Document A $

Division 540.— Administrative

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary—

01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 2,323,700

02. Overtime . . . . . . · 33,300

2. — Administrative Expenses—

01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 183,000

02. Office requisites, equipment and stationery . 67,000

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 203,000

04. Publications, general printing and library . . 120,000

05. Computer services . . . . . 2,500

06. Fees to part-time members of committees and boards . . . . . . . 58,000

07. Consultants— Fees . . . . . 20,000

08. Australian Science and Technology Council— For expenditure for the purposes of the Interim Council . . . . . . . 208,200

09. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 55,150

3. — Other Services—

01. Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship Scheme . . 380,000

02. Queen’s Fellowships . . . . . 187,300

03. Research grants— Support for research projects 180,000 04. Australian-American Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation- . . . . 65,000

05. Research on Crown of Thoms Starfish (for pay­ ment to the Crown of Thoms Starfish Research Trust Account) . . . . . . 50,000

06. Grants for studies in Australian biological resources . . . . . . . 427,000

07. Contribution towards maintenance and operation of Space Tracking Stations (for payment to the Science-Projects for Other Governments and International Bodies Trust Account) . . 171,000

08. Australian Academy of Science— Lunar Samples Investigation— Contribution . . . . 7,000

09. Mildura balloon launching facility . . . 150,000

10. Astronomical Research Instmment— Design study 65,000 11. Australian-Indian Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation . . . . 14,000

12. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer— Operating costs . . . . . . 120,000

13. Australian Baseline Air Monitoring Station . 40,000 Australian Academy of Science— Study of Cli­ matic Change— Contribution . . . . .

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$ 3. — Other Services— continued Environmental study of Botany Bay area . . Co-ordination of the development of uniform consumer standards . . . . .

4. — Grants-in-Aid— 01. Australian Academy of Science . . .

02. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia . 03. Australian Academy of the Humanities . . 04. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science . . . .

05. Scott Polar Research Institute— Grant . . 06. Association for Science Co-operation in Asia— Meetings and seminars . . . .

Division 542.— Analytical Services

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 04. Laboratory services and supplies . . .

05. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

Division 543.— Antarctic Division

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . . .

2. — Administrative and Operational Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 04. Hire of ships and aircraft . . . .

05. Materials and stores . . . . .

06. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

Division 544.— Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

215,000 50,750 31.000

26.000 1,600

20,000

2,675,000 25,000

70.000

36.000 10,600 205,000 58.000

2,414,200 19,800

63,000

36.500 68.500 1,040,000 712,700

271,000

21,000,000 448,000

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2. — Administrative and Operational Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . · · ·

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 04. Office services . . . . · ·

05. Motor vehicles— Hire, maintenance and running expenses, including use of private vehicles for departmental purposes . . . .

06. Instruments and apparatus . . . .

07. Publications . . . . . .

08. Observation services and allowances . .

09. Freight and cartage . . . . .

10. Minor building maintenance and works . . 11. Computer services . . . . .

12. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

3. — Other Services— 01. World Meteorological Organisation— Contribu­ tion . . . . . . .

02. Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre— Computer services . . . .

Melbourne University— Contribution to Depart­ ment of Meteorology . . . . .

Division 545.— Ionospheric Prediction Service 1. —Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 04. Consumable stores and equipment . . .

05. Computer services . . . . .

06. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

Office services . . . . . .

Motor vehicles— Hire, maintenance and running expenses, including use of private vehicles for departmental purposes . . . . .

Freight and cartage . . . . .

Division 546.— Metric Conversion Board 1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

Chairman— Remuneration . . . .

$

711.000

290.000 4,325,000 300.000

144.000 1.667.000 69,000 1.930.000

235.000 9,000 211.000 252,000

140.000

200.000

527,000 15,000

32.300

16,200 11.300 30,500 5,900

25,200

339,700 300

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2.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 92,000

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . . 5,500

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 34,000

04. Fees for part-time members of committees . 3,000

05. Public relations and publicity . . . 117,000

06. Consultants— Fees . . . . . 12,000

07. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 7,000

$

Division 547.— National Standards Commission 1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 286,500

02. Overtime . . . . . . 1,500

2.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 8,500

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . . 11,000

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 10,000

04. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 47,600

Division 550.— Anglo-Australian Telescope Board 1.— For expenditure for the purposes of the Board— Administration . . . . . . 831,000

Division 552.— Australian Institute of Marine Science 1.— For expenditure under the Australian Insttiute of Marine Science Act . . . . . 1,304,000

Resolved: That the Committee postpone consideration of Division 554— Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation— 1— For expenditure under the Science and Industry Research Act $90,316,200, till after the consideration of Document B, Division 927 (except Sub-division 3—

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation— For expen­ diture under the Science and Industry Research Act $2,497,800) and Divisions 928 and 929.

Document B

Division 927.— Capital Works and Services $

1.— Buildings and Works— 01. Antarctic Division . . . . . 120,000

02. National Standards Commission . . 70,000

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2.— Plant and Equipment— $

01. Antarctic Division . . . . . 640,000

02. Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology . 1,000,000

03. Analytical Services . . . . 190,000

04. National Standards Commission . . 72,000

05. Ionospheric Prediction Service . . . 43,700

4. — Anglo-Australian Telescope Board—For expendi­ ture for the purposes of the Board . .

5. — Australian Institute of Marine Science— For expenditure under the Australian Institute of Marine Science Act . . . . 5,039,500

Division 928.— Payments to or for the States 01. Research grants . . . . . 6,000,000

Division 929.— Other Services 01. Consumer Protection— Development costs, investigations and grants to consumer

organisations . . . . . 1,120,000

02. Australia-German Agreement for Scientific and Technical Co-operation . . . . 15,000

Document A

Division 554.— Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 1.— For expenditure under the Science and Industry Research Act . . . . . . 90,316,200

Document B

Division 927.— Capital Works and Services 3.— Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation— For expenditure under the Science and Industry Research Act . . . . 2,497,800

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Science and Consumer Affairs.

3. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76—DEPART­ MENT OF MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY: Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr D. J. O’Connor, Controller-General, Management Mr A. M. Godfrey, First Assistant Secretary, Industry Policy and Planning Mr K. McKnown, Assistant Secretary (Finance)

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Mr V. Sticks, Chairman, Australian Industrial Research and Development Grants Board Mr B. Hegarty, Director, Small Business Bureau Mr V. R. Coleman, Director, Aircraft.

Treasury Representative:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer.

The Chairman called on the following Divisions for consideration:

Divisions 380-387— Department of Manufacturing Industry (Document A ) Division 871— Department of Manufacturing Industry (Document B) The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Department of Manufacturing Industry.

4 . PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE, 1975-76— ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT: Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr C. K. Comans, O.B.E., Q.C., First Parliamentary Counsel, Office of Parliamentary Counsel Mr Η. T. Bennett, Acting Deputy Secretary, Attorney-General’s Department Mr A. R. Neaves, Crown-Solicitor, Crown-Solicitor’s Office

Mr L. J. Curtis, First Assistant Secretary, Federal Courts, Intellectual Property, Territories and Law Reform Division Mr J. P. Harkins, Director, Australian Legal Aid Office Mr G. J. Yuill, Senior Assistant Secretary, Australian Family Law Courts Mr A. C. C. Menzies, First Assistant Secretary, Justice and Family Law

Division Mr K. M. Crotty, First Assistant Secretary, Management and Special Services Division Mr J. T. Johnstone, Inspector-General in Bankruptcy

Mr J. McKeown, First Assistant Secretary, Trade Practices Commission Mr P. W. O’Brien, Assistant Commissioner Administration, Patents Office Mr N. T. Sexton, Director, Legislative Drafting Institute Mr F. J. Mahony, Chairman, Australian Institute of Criminology

Mr Clifford, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology Mr G. Wyer, Executive Officer, Commissioner for Community Relations Office Mr L. G. Glare, Assistant Secretary, Operations Branch

Mr T. Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, Attorney-General’s Department.

Treasury Representative:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer.

Resolved: That the Committee postpone consideration of Division 165— Administrative $23,033,000 till after the consideration of Division 166— Office of Parliamentary Counsel $470,000.

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The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Document A

Division 166.— Office of Parliamentary Counsel $

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 448,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 2,000

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 8,400

02. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 11,600

Division 165.— Administrative 1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature o f Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 16,911,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 106,800

2. — Administrative Expenses— ■ 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 691,400

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . 666,200

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 541,100

04. Office services . . . . . . 24,900

05. Publication of Acts and Statutory Rules . 763,500

06. Legal expenses . . . . . 270,000

07. Library books, journals and periodicals . . 154,400

08. Committees and tribunals— Fees . . . 23,000

09. Computer services . . . . . 34,000

10. Consultants— Fees . . . . . 107,000

11. Advertising . . . . . 54,500

12. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 314,000

5. ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 11.08 p.m. till tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.

6. ATTENDANCE: The following members of the Committee were present: Senator Everett (Chairman), Senators Coleman, Miissen, Mulvihill and Wright.

Senators Sir Magnus Cormack, Grimes and Rae also took part in the Com­ mittee’s proceedings.

M. G. EVERETT Chairman

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TH E SENATE

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE F MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS No. 4

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER 1975

1. MEETING: The Committee met at 10.30 a.m. The Chairman (Senator Everett) took the Chair.

2. PARTICULARS OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURE 1975-76— ATTORNEY- GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT: Appearing: Senator the Honourable James McClelland, Minister for Labor and Immigration, accompanied by the following officers:

Mr C. W. Harders, O.B.E., Secretary Mr E. Smith, Deputy Secretary Mr Η. T. Bennett, Acting Deputy Secretary Mr A. R. Neaves, Crown Solicitor, Crown Solicitor’s Office

Mr L. J. Curtis, First Assistant Secretary, Federal Courts, Intellectual Property, Territories and Law Reform Division Mr J. P. Harkins, Director, Australian Legal Aid Office Mr G. J. Yuill, Senior Assistant Secretary, Australian Family Law Courts

Mr A. C. C. Menzies, First Assistant Secretary, Justice and Family Law Division Mr K. M. Crotty, First Assistant Secretary, Management and Special Ser­ vices Division

Mr J. T. Johnstone, Inspector-General in Bankruptcy Mr J. McKeown, First Assistant Secretary, Trade Practices Commission Mr P. W. O’Brien, Assistant Commissioner, Administration, Patents Office Mr N. T. Sexton, Director, Legislative Drafting Institute

Mr F. J. Mahony, Chairman, Australian Institute of Criminology Mr Clifford, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology Mr G. Wyer, Executive Officer, Commissioner for Community Relation’s Office

Mr L. G. Glare, Assistant Secretary, Operations Branch Mr P. C. M. Dillon, Administrative Officer, Australian Legal Aid Office Mr T. Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, Attorney-General’s Department

Treasury Representative:

Mr C. J. Dolman, Senior Finance Officer

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Answers to Questions: The Minister provided answers to questions asked by the Committee relating to the Attorney-General’s Department in respect of Division 120— Sub-division 2, Item 06— Legal Excuses (Major Payments in 1974- 75) and Division 165— Administrative Sub-division 2— Administrative Expenses— Item 10. Consultants— Fees $107,000 (Provision for Payments in

1975- 7 6 ). The text of the answers is included in the Hansard report.

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Document A

Division 165.— Administrative

3.— Other Services—

$

01. Australian Crime Prevention Council— Subsidy 28,000 02. Matrimonial Causes Act— Grants to approved i

marriage guidance organisations . . . 1,650,000

03. Commonwealth Constitutional Convention— Contribution . . . . . . 50,000

04. Commonwealth Legal Advisory Service— Con­ tribution . . . . . . 2,800

05. Removal of Prisoners (Australian Capital Terri- . tory) Act— Payment to New South Wales . 245,000

06. Berne Union for protection of literary and artistic works— Contributions . . . 14,000

07. The Hague Conference— Contribution . . 16,700

08. International Institute for the Unification of Private Law—Contribution . . . 6,200

09. Papua New Guinea Judges— Salaries and allow­ ances . . . . . . . 92,500

10. Papua New Guinea Judges and dependants— Pensions . . . . . . 112,700

11. Law Courts Limited— Contribution to operating expenses . . . . . · · 133,800

12. Community Relations Council— Expenses . 14,000

13. Australia-Japan Trade Law Foundation— Con­ tribution . . . . . . . 5,500

National Marriage Guidance Council— Grant . . . Victorian Public Interest Research Group Limited— Research Project into Advertising in Australia— Grant . . . . . · ·

Division 170.— High Court

1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary-—

01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 460,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . 400

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2.— Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 04. Office services . . . . . .

05. Library books, journals and periodicals . . 06. Payments for services of State officers . .

07. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

Division 171.— Patent, Trade Marks and Designs Offices

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 04. Printing of specifications and publications . 05. Library books, journals and periodicals . . 06. Fees to part-time members of committees .

07. Computer services . . . . .

08. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

3. — Other Services— 01. Contributions to international industrial property organisations . . . .

Division 172.— Courts Administration

1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . .

02. Overtime . . . . . .

Judge— Payment in lieu of long leave . .

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . .

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . .

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . 04. Office services . . . . . .

05. Payments for services of State judges and officers . . . . . . .

06. Library books, journals and periodicals . 07. Jurors and witnesses—Fees ami expenses . 08. Incidental and other expenditure . . .

$

195,000

24.000 37.000 30.000 78.000

4,400 12.000

4,786,000 162,000

66,000

80,000 70.000 694,000 30.000

9,000 20.000 54,000

36,000

4,374,000 38,400

333,500

81,900 147.100 42,500

15,000 118.100 106,000 133,300

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Answer to Question: The Minister provided a further answer to a question asked by the Committee relating to the Attorney-General’s Department in respect of Division 165— Administrative Sub-division 1.— Salaries and Pay­ ments in the nature of Salary— Item 01. Salaries and allowances $16,911,000

and Division 172— Courts Administration Sub-division 1.— Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— Item 01. Salaries and Allowances $4,374,000. The text of the answer is included in the Hansard report.

Division 173.— Family Law $

1. — Family Court of Australia— 01. Running expenses . . . . . 2,946,200

02. Reimbursement of State Governments for main­ tenance administration and enforcement . . 1,925,000 03. Publicity . . . . . . . 75,000

2. — Family Law Council— Expenses . . . 2,500

3. — Institute of Family Studies— Running Expenses . 20,000

Division 175.— Australian Legal Aid Office 1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 4,014,000

02. O v e r tim e ......................................................... ........... 32,400

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 160,000

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . . 360,000

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 190,000

04. Office services . . . . . . 80,000

05. Library books, journals and periodicals . . 290,000

06. Legal expenses . . . . . . 150,000

07. Payments to private legal practitioners . . 7,000,000

08. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 240,000

3.— Other Services— 01. Legal aid in the Australian Capital Territory— Legal Aid Ordinance 1972, section 19 . . 200,000

Legal Aid in the Northern Territory . . . .

Legal Aid— Payments in special circumstances . . .

Resolved: That the Committee consider Document B, Division 823— Capital Works and Services $4,291,600 and Division 825— Other Services $1,414,400 before considering the remaining Divisions contained within Document A.

The following particulars of proposed expenditure were considered:

Document B Division 823.— Capital Works and Services 1. — Buildings and Works— 01. Commonwealth-State Law Courts, Sydney . 4,232,000

2. — Plant and Equipment— 01. Commonwealth-State Law Courts— Recording e q u i p m e n t ......................................................... 40,000

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$

02. Northern Territory Courts and Registration Offi ces . . . . . . . 19,600

Sound recording equipment, Law Courts of the Australian Capital Territory . . . . . .

Film censorship equipment . . . . . .

Australian Legal Aid Office . . . . . .

Division 825.— Other Services 01. Ethnic Broadcasting Experiment . . . 58,400

02. Contribution to the International Patent Docu­ mentation Centre . . . . . 8,000

03. Administrative Appeals Tribunal— Running costs 348,000 04. Legal Aid—Grants to supplement existing legal aid schemes . . . . . . 1,000,000

The Committee then considered the following particulars of proposed expen­ diture contained in Document A.

Division 176.— Australian Ombudsman Running expenses . . . . . 102,000

Division 177.— Trade Practices Commission 1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 2,671,000

02. Overtime . . . . . . . 20,000

2. — Administrative Expenses— 01. Travelling and subsistence . . . . 85,000

02. Office requisites and equipment, stationery and printing . . . . . . . 52,000

03. Postage, telegrams and telephone services . . 93,000

04. Library books, journals and periodicals . . 20,000

05. Consultants and counsel— Fees . . . 20,000

06. Advertising . . . . . . 30,000

07. Incidental and other expenditure . . . 24,000

Division 183.— Office of the Commissioner for Community Relations 1. — Salaries and Payments in the nature of Salary— 01. Salaries and allowances . . . . 184,000

2. — Administrative Expenses . . . . . 17,000

Division 184.— Australian Institute of Criminology 1.— For expenditure under the Criminology Research Act— Running Expenses . . . . . 1,209,000

Division 185.— Criminology Research Council 1.— Criminology Research (for payment to the Crimin­ ology Research Fund) . . . . . 62,500

Division 186.— Law Reform Commission 1.— For expenditure under the Law Reform Commission Act— Running Expenses . . . . . 521,800

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Division 190.— Legislation Drafting Institute $

1.— For expenditure under the Legislative Drafting Insti­ tute Act— Running Expenses . . . . 253,000

The Committee concluded its consideration of the proposed expenditure for the Attorney-General’s Department.

3. DELIBERATIVE MEETING:

Report of the Committee: The Committee deliberated upon its Report to the Senate. A draft report as agreed upon would be circulated to members of the Committee before its presentation.

Minutes: The Minutes of the meetings held on 11 September, 30 September and 9 October were read and confirmed.

4- ADJOURNMENT: The Committee adjourned at 12.48 p.m.

5. ATTENDANCE: The M ow ing members of the Committee were present: Senator Everett (Chairman), Senators Coleman, Missen, Mulvihill and Wright.

M. G. EVERETT Chairman

Estimates Committee F

Appendix

D E P A R T M E N T O F L A B O R A N D IM M IG R A T I O N

2 3 9 B o u rk e Street

M e lb o u r n e , V ic to r ia 3 0 0 0

S en ator M . G . E v e re tt, Q .C .

C hairm an S en ate E s tim a te s C o m m itte e F P a rlia m en t H o u s e C anberra, A .C .T . 2 6 0 0

D e a r S en a to r E v e re tt,

In a cc o rd a n c e w ith th e u n d ertak in g g iv e n at th e E stim a tes C o m m itte e F

re ce n t h ea rin g o f th is D ep a rtm e n t’s estim a tes, I e n clo se a d d ition al in form ation o n a n u m b er o f m a tters ra ised d uring th at m eetin g .

I sh o u ld lik e t o draw th e a tten tio n o f th e C o m m itte e t o o n e p o in t o n w h ich

I su b se q u en tly d isco v ered that th e figures I h ad p ro v id ed w ere in correct and

th e re fo r e m islea d in g . It occurred virtu a lly at th e o u tse t o f th e d iscu ssio n o n

D iv is io n 3 6 5 S u b -d iv isio n 1 w h en S en a to r W right so u g h t th e ap roxim ate num ber o f officers o f th e D e p a r tm e n t w h o se salaries w er e b e tw e e n $ 2 0 ,0 0 0 and $ 3 0 ,0 0 0 .

T h e an sw er I g a v e w a s b etw e en 2 0 an d 2 5 . T h e n u m b er o f p o sitio n s o f this

cla ssifica tio n in th e D ep a rtm en t is 4 8 th o u g h n o t all o f th e m are o ccu p ied on

a su b sta n tiv e b a sis at this p o in t.

Y o u rs sin cerely ,

k. c. M cK e n z i e Deputy Secretary

24 Septem ber 1975

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Division 3 6 5 /2 /0 3 Postage, Telegrams and Telephone Services

Senator Missen: A s k e d fo r an e s tim a te o f th e c o st arising fro m th e in cr ea se in

ch arges fro m 1 S ep tem b er 1 9 7 5 .

T h e in cr ea se d ch a rg es o n p o sta l and te le p h o n e serv ices fro m 1 .9 .7 5 are

e x p e c te d to c o s t th e D e p a rtm e n t so m e $ 9 8 0 ,0 0 0 in 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 . T h e D ep a rtm e n t

is lo o k in g at w a y s to effect fu rth er e c o n o m ie s to ab sorb t o th e m axim u m ex te n t

p o ssib le th ese in cr ea se d co sts.

Page 94 — Hansard, Senate E stim ates C om m ittee F

D ivision 3 6 5 /2 /0 3 Postage, Telegrams and Telephone Services

Senator Wright: S o u g h t a co m p a riso n o f th e c o st o f this ite m w ith th at fo u r o r

fiv e years ago. T h e C hairm an added that, in co n ju n ctio n w ith th a t rep ly, th e

p e r c e n ta g e in cr ea se in th e in terv en in g p e r io d an d in th e c o s t o f th e p ro v isio n

o f th e serv ices ou gh t also b e sh ow n .

T h e ex p en d itu re fo r th e D ep a rtm e n t as a w h o le in 1 9 7 0 -7 1 o n p o sta l and

te le p h o n e serv ices w a s $ 0 .9 8 m illio n . T h e estim a te fo r 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 represen ts an

in cr ea se o f $ 1 ,5 8 7 m illio n , or 161 p er cen t, fro m 1 9 7 0 -7 1 . O f th a t am o u n t,

$ 0 ,8 9 1 m illio n , o r 5 7 p e r c e n t o f th e in crea se, w as d u e t o in creased rates.

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Division 3 6 5 /2 /0 5 Paym ents for Services— G overnm ent A uthorities and A gents

Senator Wright: R eq u e ste d sta tistics fo r th e last tw o o r th ree years co n ce rn in g th e n u m b er o f a g en ts a p p o in ted b y th e C o m m o n w ea lth E m p lo y m e n t Service.

T h e d eta ils are as fo llo w s:

November 1972 December 1973 December 1974 September 1975

New South Wales . . 49 50 54 54

Victoria . . . . 23 26* 24* 23

Queensland . . . 228 39 38* 44

South Australia . . . 15 16 16 21

Western Australia . . 6 7 7 15

Tasmania . . . . 3 3 3 3

Total . . . 324 141 142 160

* These fluctuations were due to offices becoming temporarily vacant. The change in Victoria from December 1974 to September 1975 was due to the closing down of one agent with the establishment of a branch office of the Commonwealth Employment Service.

In 1 9 7 3 th e sy stem w h ereb y in Q u een sla n d C lerks o f C ourt, P o lic e O fficers

and O fficers o f th e Q u een slan d G o v ern m en t a cted as C E S agents w as gradually p h a sed ou t, w ith the system o f A g e n c ie s w hich op erates in other S ta tes

p ro g re ssiv e ly rep lacin g it.

In J u ly 1 9 7 4 M in iste ria l ap proval w as g iv en fo r the in tro d u ctio n o f a n ew

classification o f ‘R e m o te A r e a ’ agen ts in th e agen cy grad in gs o f th e C o m m o n ­

w ea lth E m p lo y m en t S ervice and to estab lish u pw ards o f 7 0 o f th ese ag en cies.

A s at S ep tem b er 1 9 7 5 , 21 are in o p era tio n .

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Division 3 6 5 / 2 / 0 6 A dvertising, Publicity and Inform ation Services

Senator Wright: A s k e d h o w m u c h th e D ep a rtm en t e x p en d ed o n p ress ad vertisin g in 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 , an d fo r a co m p a riso n w ith exp en d itu re th r ee years a g o , sh o w in g

th e p erc en ta g e in cr ea se . T h e C h a irm a n a sk ed th a t th e p erc en ta g e in cr ea se in

ad vertisin g r a te s a lso b e in d ica ted .

Answer: E x p en d itu re o n d e p a rtm e n ta l p ress ad vertisin g for 1 9 7 1 -7 2 t o 1 9 7 4 -7 5 w as as fo llo w s:

1971-72 1974-75

$ $

Staff r e c r u i t i n g ...................................... 27,500 32,170

Departmental programs . . . 34,900 111,200

Migration (overseas) . . . . 72,300 166,900

134,700 310,270

T h e in crea se in ex p en d itu re w as 1 3 0 per c e n t. T h e A u str a lia n G o v ern m en t

A d v e rtisin g S erv ice a d v ises th a t o v er th e p erio d p ress ad vertisin g rates in creased b y a p p r o x im a tely 4 0 p e r cen t.

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Division 3 6 5 /2 /1 2 Incidental and Other Expenditure

Senator Wright: S o u g h t fu rth er in fo rm a tio n regard in g a S tev ed o rin g In du stry In v estig a tio n u n d erta k en b y a M r S tev en s a n d fu n d ed in 1 9 7 4 -7 5 .

M r N . F . S tev en s is a sen ior p artner in th e firm R o b ertso n , D a rlin g and

W o lfen d en , C h artered A cc o u n ta n ts o f S yd n ey. H e h as, sin ce 1 9 5 4 , u n d ertak en

a n u m b er o f in v estig a tio n s o n b eh a lf o f th e p rev io u s an d p resen t A u stralian

G overn m en ts in to a sp ects o f th e stev ed o rin g in d u stry . T h e s e h a v e related to

c o s ts, p rofits, freigh t rates a n d th e le v y .

T h e in v estig a tio n co n d u cted b y M r S tev en s for th e G o v ern m en t during 1 9 7 4 w as a p ilo t su rvey o n ly . It w as co n cern ed w ith e stim a tin g th e v a lu e o f th e assets

o f stev ed o rin g co m p a n ie s and w as restricted to co m p a n ie s registered in N e w

South W ales and in th e A u stra lia n C a p ita l T erritory.

T h e su rv ey w as co n d u c te d again st th e b ack grou n d o f th e G o v ern m en t’s

co n sid era tio n o f a ran ge o f o p tio n s w h ich m igh t b e o p en to it regard in g th e

future o rg a n isa tio n o f th e in du stry. O n e such o p tio n w as th e p o ssib ility o f existin g steved orin g co m p a n ie s b ein g p u rch a sed as go in g con cern s.

A s a p ilo t su rv ey th e resu lts w e r e n ot in ten d ed to b e final an d n o further

inquiries h a v e b e e n u n d ertak en . It w ill b e ap p reciated that in th e in terests o f

th e stev ed o rin g co m p a n ie s co n cern ed as w ell as th ose o f th e G overn m en t it w ould n ot b e ap propriate to p u b lish th e a d v ice that w as ten dered b y M r S teven s.

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D ivision 3 6 5 /3 /0 3 N ational Safety Council— Grant

T h e M in iste r fo r L a b o r an d Im m ig ra tio n u n d erto o k to o b ta in d eta ils o f a

n a tio n a l sa fety o rg a n isa tio n p r o p o se d in th e c o n te x t o f th e N a tio n a l C o m p en sa ­ tio n an d R e h a b ilita tio n B ill b u t w h ic h w a s n o t p ro ce ed ed w ith d u e to b u d getary

c o n sid er a tio n s. D e ta ils are a s fo llo w s:

( i ) T h e M in ister fo r R ep a tr ia tio n an d C o m p en sa tio n p r o p o se d th e fo rm a tio n w ith in th e D e p a r tm e n t o f R ep a tr ia tio n an d C o m p e n sa tio n o f a N a tio n a l S a fe ty O ffice in a cc o rd a n c e w ith reco m m en d a tio n s o f th e N a tio n a l

C o m m itte e o f In qu iry in to C o m p en sa tio n and R e h a b ilita tio n in A u str a lia ( th e W o o d h o u se C o m m itte e ).

( i i ) T h e O ffice w o u ld h a v e a co -o r d in a tin g ro le in re la tio n to a ctiv itie s in

th e sa fe ty field an d w o u ld n o t d u p lica te th e w o rk cu rren tly b e in g carried o u t b y o th e r D ep a rtm en ts. A u str a lia n G o v ern m en t b o d ies w ith re sp o n ­ sib ilities in sa fety in clu d e th e A u str a lia n B u r e a u o f S ta tistics and th e

D ep a rtm e n ts o f th e C a p ital T erritory, E d u c a tio n , H e a lth , H o u sin g and C o n stru ctio n , L a b o r and Im m ig ra tio n , M an u fa ctu rin g In d u stry, M in erals and E n erg y , th e N o rth e rn T erritory, S erv ices an d P ro p erty , S cien ce

an d C on su m er A ffairs and T ransport.

( i i i ) It w a s estim a ted th at th e c o s t o f th e O ffice w o u ld b e o f th e order o f

$ 1 0 0 ,0 0 0 fo r th e year 1 9 7 5 -7 6 a n d $ 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 in ea c h o f th e tw o

su cc ee d in g years.

( iv ) T h e G o v ern m en t d ecid e d n o t t o ta k e u p at this tim e th e p ro p o sa l for

th e esta b lish m en t o f a N a tio n a l S a fe ty O ffice.

( v ) T h e N a tio n a l R e h a b ilita tio n and C o m p en sa tio n B ill is b ein g redrafted

in th e lig h t o f th e R ep o rt fro m th e S e n a te S tan d in g C o m m itte e o n

C o n stitu tio n a l an d L e g a l A ffa irs. B e ca u se o f th e G o v e rn m e n t’s co n tin u in g in terest in th e im p ortan ce o f sa fe ty and reh a b ilita tio n , it is in ten d ed

th at th ere w ill b e in th e n e w B ill cla u ses o n sa fe ty an d reh ab ilitation .

T h e fo llo w in g in fo r m a tio n in resp ec t o f o c c u p a tio n a l sa fety m a y b e o f a ssist­ a n ce to th e C o m m ittee:

( a ) T h e S ta tes h a v e a m ajor le g isla tiv e resp o n sib ility in resp ect o f sa fety ,

h ea lth and w elfa re, alth ou gh aw ards o f th e A u stra lia n C o n c ilia tio n and A rb itra tio n C om m ission m a y c o n ta in p ro v isio n s co v e rin g th e se m atters.

( b ) T h e D ep a rtm e n t o f L ab or and Im m ig ra tio n h as sin ce W orld W ar II

co n d u c te d research in to prob lem s o f th e p h y sic a l w o rk in g en v iro n m en t in clu d in g o cc u p a tio n a l sa fety and p h y sica l w o rk in g c o n d itio n s an d m ad e th e resu lts o f its research availab le to industry.

( c ) T h rou gh th e D ep a rtm en ts o f L a b o u r A d v iso r y C o m m itte e w h ich w as

esta b lish ed in 1 9 4 7 th e D ep a rtm e n t o f L a b o r and Im m igration h as

co lla b o ra ted w ith S tate D ep a rtm en ts o f L a b o u r in the se ttin g o f sta n ­

dards a p p licab le to o cc u p a tio n a l sa fety and p h y sic a l w ork in g co n d itio n s. F o r ex a m p le, th e A u stra lia n D ep a rtm en t is rep resen ted o n a C o m m ittee o f C h ief In sp ectors o f S ta te L a b o u r D ep a rtm en ts w h ich is co n sid erin g

u n iform safety leg isla tio n and regu lation s.

( d ) In S ep tem b er 1 9 7 4 th e A u str a lia n G o v ern m en t a d o p ted a C o d e o f

G en eral P rin cip les o n O ccu p a tio n a l S a fety and H e a lth in A u stralian

G o v ern m en t E m p lo y m en t and d irected th at the C o d e sh ou ld be

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im p lem en te d in A u str a lia n G o v ern m en t D ep a rtm e n ts and S tatutory

A u th o r ities. C u rren tly con sid era tio n is b e in g g iv e n to d eta ile d p ro v isio n s o n su ch m atters as th e gu arding o f m ach in ery, th e h a n d lin g o f n o x io u s

su b sta n ces, etc .

D ivision 3 6 5 /3 /0 4 A dvisory Councils— Fees and Expenses {Hansard, p a g e 1 0 1 )

Senator M issen: R eq u e sted d eta ils regard in g th e r e sp ec tiv e roles, m em b ersh ip , c o m m en cin g d a te, n um ber o f m ee tin g s p er y ea r an d th e au th o rity u n d er w h ich

th e b o d ie s p ro v id ed for u n d er this ite m are estab lish ed .

National Population and Immigration Council D e ta ils re la tin g to th is b o d y w e r e p ro v id ed at th e h earin g o n 11 Sep tem b er

1 9 7 5 {Hansard, p ages 101 and 1 0 2 ) .

National Council on Interpreting and Translating In la te 1 9 7 4 a W o rk in g P arty o f th e C o m m itte e o n O verseas P ro fessio n a l

Q u alification s re co m m en d e d th e estab lish m en t o f a N a tio n a l C o u n cil o n In te r ­ p retin g and T ra n sla tin g t o fu lly in v estig a te tra n sla tio n an d in terp retin g n eed s in A u stra lia at th e req u est o f th e M in ister fo r Im m igration .

T h e fo rm a tio n o f th e C ou n cil w a s agreed to b y a c o n fer en ce o f A u stralian

and S ta te M in isters fo r Im m igration in M arch 1 9 7 5 .

D eta ils o f th e C o u n c il are:

Status

P en d in g a rev iew o f th e situ a tio n to b e u n d ertak en w ith in five y ea rs o f its

estab lish m en t, th e C o u n cil w o u ld b e a n a u to n o m o u s b o d y serv iced b y th e D e p a r t­ m en t o f L a b o r and Im m igration. It w o u ld b e re sp o n sib le to th e M in ister for

L a b o r and Im m ig ra tio n and w ou ld b e required to p u b lish an annual report.

Membership

In d ep en d en t ch airm an .

3 ed u cators in v o lv ed in in te r p r e te r / translator train in g a t a U n iv ersity , C A E , or L an gu age and In terp reter S ch ool.

3 certified interp reters, p referab ly d raw n from differen t fields o f in terpreting.

3 certified translators, p referab ly d raw n fro m d ifferent fields o f translating.

3 co m m u n ity rep resen tatives ( t o en su re th e n eed s o f th e co m m u n ity are k ep t

b efo re th e C o u n c il).

Functions

1. T o set o v er a ll gu id elin es for the certification o f in terp reters.

2. T o estab lish and o p era te m ach in ery for certification .

3. T o review p eriod ically standards se t for p ra ctice in A u stra lia .

4. T o co -o p era te w ith A u stra lia n an d S tate G o v ern m en t au th orities and o th er

resp on sib le parties in th e reg u la tio n o f th e p rofession .

5. T o m o n ito r ch an gin g A u str a lia n n eed s for th e interp reter-translator services an d to ad vise o n th e d ev elo p m en t o f train in g p rogram s th rou gh ou t A ustralia.

6. T o accredit ap p rop riate training program s.

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7. T o aw ard sch olarsh ip s to en a b le staff and stu d en ts t o g a in q u a lific a tio n s a n d /o r ex p erien ce overseas.

8. F o r th e p u r p o se o f a ssistin g it in th e a b o v e-m e n tio n ed fu n c tio n s , t o esta b lish

re g io n a l p a n e ls o f ex p erts an d co n su lta n ts.

M ethod of Operation for A ccreditation

1. T h e C o u n cil sh o u ld ap p oin t an exp ert p a n el to a ssess an d a cc re d it A u str a lia n in te r p r e te r /tr a n sla to r co u rses and to rela te th em to th e a p p r o p r ia te A u stra lia n

stand ard s. T h o se q u a lify in g fro m th e se co u rses w o u ld b e g iv e n th e a p p rop riate

certifica tio n . T h is ex p ert p a n e l sh o u ld re v ie w su ch co u rses fro m tim e to tim e

ro u tin ely , or at th e req u est o f th e in stitu tio n co n ce rn ed if th e co u rse h ad b een

u pgrad ed to p ro v id e in te rp re te rs/tr a n sla to r s o f a h ig h er stand ard .

2 . T h e C o u n cil sh ou ld ap p oin t an exp ert p a n e l to c o lle c t in fo r m a tio n o n

o v ersea s in te rp re te r/tr a n sla to r co u rses an d t o e q u a te th e s e w ith A u stra lia n

standards. O n th e b asis o f co lle c te d in fo rm a tio n o n o v ersea s co u rses, th o se w h o

h ad train ed as in te rp re te rs/tr a n sla to r s o v ersea s w o u ld b e g iv e n th e ap propriate A u str a lia n a ccred ita tio n . W h ere th is co u ld n o t b e d o n e b e c a u se o f in su fficien t

in fo rm a tio n ab ou t th e o v ersea s cou rse, te stin g p ro ced u res w o u ld ap p ly.

Immigration Advisory Council A n Im m igration A d v iso ry C o u n cil is to b e esta b lish ed in 1 9 7 5 .

T h e C o u n cil w ill a d vise th e M in iste r fo r L a b o r and Im m ig ra tio n o n im m igra­ tio n p o lic ie s an d p ro ced u res co v e rin g su ch areas a s se le c tio n p ro ce d u re s, th e

issu in g o f visas, th e trea tm en t o f v isito rs (in c lu d in g b u sin ess v isitors an d stu d e n ts ) and d ep ortation s.

National Labour Advisory Council It is p ro p o sed t o r e co n stitu te th e N a tio n a l L a b o u r A d v iso r y C o u n c il during

1 9 7 5 -7 6 . T h e fu n ctio n s, m em b ersh ip an d stru ctu re o f th e C o u n cil are u n d er review .

Division 365 / 3 /0 8 — Com m ittees on Discrimination in E m ploym ent— Fees and Expenses {Hansard, p a g e 1 0 5 ) Senator Wright: S ou gh t in form ation o n th e g u id elin es u n d er w h ic h th e N a tio n a l C o m m itte e o n D iscrim in a tio n in E m p lo y m e n t an d O c cu p a tio n o p era te s. A co p y

o f a M in isteria l S tatem en t m ad e b y th e then M in ister, th e H o n . C ly d e R . C am eron , o n 2 2 M ay 1 9 7 3 in th e H o u se o f R ep re sen ta tiv e s, w h ich ex p la in s th e p rocedu re

ad o p ted , is a ttach ed (D o c u m e n t A ) .

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D O C U M E N T A

D ep a rtm en t o f L ab ou r

D I S C R I M I N A T I O N I N E M P L O Y M E N T A N D O C C U P A T IO N

M inisterial Statem ent— by leave— by M r C lyde Cameron on 22 M ay in the House of Representatives, Canberra

T h e A u str a lia n G o v e rn m e n t h as d e c id e d to ratify th e c o n v en tio n a d op ted b y th e In te rn a tio n a l L a b o u r C o n fer en ce in 1 9 5 8 — N o . I l l — a b olish in g d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m e n t an d o ccu p a tio n . T h is w ill b e th e third IL O h u m an rights c o n v e n tio n ratified b y A u str a lia in th e p eriod sin ce th e p resen t G o v ern m en t ca m e to office,

the others b e in g C o n v e n tio n N o . 8 7 ^ R i g h t to O rgan ise, 1 9 4 8 ; an d C o n v e n tio n

N o . 9 8 — R ig h t to O rganise and C o lle c tiv e B a rgain in g, 1 9 4 9 . O n ly o n e IL O h um an rights c o n v en tio n w ill rem ain unratified— N o . 1 0 0 w h ich d ea ls w ith eq u al

rem u n era tio n fo r w o rk o f eq u al v a lu e. I am co n su ltin g th e S ta te M in isters for

L ab ou r w ith a v ie w t o ea rly ratification o f th a t co n v e n tio n .

T h e H o u se w ill reca ll th at th e W h itlam G o v e rn m e n t in th e v ery early d ays of

its reign b riefed c o u n se l to in terv en e in th e n a tio n a l w a g e case to su pport the

ap p lica tio n b y the A u str a lia n C o u n cil o f T rad e U n io n s fo r eq u a l p a y for w ork

o f eq u al v a lu e. T o a la rg e ex te n t th e a p p lica tio n w a s su ccessfu l. T h e C o n cilia tio n and A rb itra tio n C o m m issio n p rovid ed for a p h a sin g in o p era tio n w h ich m y

G o v ern m en t, o f co u rse, d o es n ot a cc ep t as b ein g essen tia l, at any rate so far as

th e C o m m o n w ea lth P u b lic Service is co n cern ed . W e are curren tly d iscu ssin g w a y s and m ean s o f m ak in g it p o ssib le to g ive effect to th e p rin cip les en u n cia ted b y

th e C o n c ilia tio n an d A r b itra tio n A c t in resp ec t o f eq u al pay, so th at fem a les

em p lo y ed b y th e C o m m o n w e a lth m a y h a v e th e b en efit o f th e ju d gm en t o f the

C o m m issio n in resp ect o f th is im p o r ta n t m atter.

T h e ex te n t to w h ich IL O c o n v e n tio n N o . I l l h as b e e n a cc ep ted as a b asic

h u m a n rights in stru m en t is d em o n stra ted b y th e fa c t th at 7 9 co u n tries h ave

ratified it. T h e ratification o f th is co n v en tio n is a very im p ortan t step . W e regard it as a m o st sign ifican t step and w e are p roud to b e ab le to an n ou n ce that it w as

this G o v ern m en t, after su ch a sh ort p eriod in office, w h ich has b een ab le to ratify th a t im p ortan t co n v en tio n . T h e h o n o u ra b le m em b er fo r M a ck ellar (M r W e n t­ w o r th ) is a b o u t to le a v e th e cham ber. If h e w ill c o m e b ack th e h onou rab le

g en tlem a n w ill find th is sp ee ch o f m in e v ery im p ortan t b eca u se it d o es d eal w ith

h um an rights. T h e ratification m ean s that A u str a lia is at last join in g w ith the

o th er resp on sib le m em b ers o f th e in tern ation al co m m u n ity in affirm ing o p p o sitio n to d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m e n t an d o ccu p a tio n . It testifies to th e A ustralian

G o v ern m en t’s d eterm in a tio n to rem o v e d iscrim in a tio n in em p lo y m en t and

occu p a tio n fro m th e A u stra lia n scen e, n o t sim p ly b y rem oving ca ses o f blatan t

d iscrim in ation b ut a lso b y takin g p o sitiv e a ctio n to p rom ote real eq u ality of

op portu nity in em p loym en t.

D iscrim in a tio n is an a n ti-so cia l o ffen ce. T h a t is h o w th e G o vern m en t sees it

and that is w h a t it is. It affects n o t o n ly those p eo p le w h o are d irectly affected

as active agen ts or as its v ic tim s. It is as m uch a m a tter o f general con cern as any

other so cia l p rob lem . It is a h um an rights p rob lem . It is a m oral p rob lem . It is

an ec o n o m ic p rob lem . T o p ractise d iscrim in ation is to p ractise in ju stice, in toleran ce and all o f th e th in gs again st w h ich a C hristian n ation o u gh t to turn its back .

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T o ign ore d iscrim in a tio n is to ign ore in ju stice. In p u r e ly e c o n o m ic term s th e

co m m u n ity as a w h o le lo se s its in v estm en t in e d u ca tio n and train in g, and in d i­

v id u als lo s e th eir o w n in p u ts in tim e an d effort if th e y are p rev e n te d fro m a cc ep tin g o cc u p a tio n s o r em p lo y m en t co m m en su ra te w ith th e ir q u alification s and exp erien ce b eca u se o f d iscrim in atory p ractices.

D isc rim in a tio n in em p lo y m e n t and o cc u p a tio n m u st h a v e an a d v erse effect

o n th e overall p ro d u c tiv ity o f the w o rk fo rc e. I f certa in p e o p le are d en ied th e

o p p o r tu n ity o f jo in in g th e w ork fo r c e b eca u se o f so m e rea so n a sso cia ted w ith

relig io n , p o litic s, ra ce, sex , n a tio n a lity o r a n y o th e r fa c to r lik e that, p ro d u ctiv ity

m u st su ffer b eca u se few er p e o p le than t h e n u m b er o th e rw ise em p lo y ed are w ork in g in th e w ork fo rc e. I t red u ces th e ca p a city o f in d ivid u als an d groups to earn w a g es

a n d salaries at le v els to w h ich th eir q u a lifica tio n s, sk ills, ex p er ie n c e an d ab ility

rig h tly en title them , th ereb y restrictin g th eir c a p a c ity to im p r o v e th eir stand ard o f living.

D isc rim in a tio n ca n ta k e m an y form s. It c a n b e th e resu lt o f racial h atred ,

b lin d p reju dice, fe a r and in to lera n ce, or, in so m e ca ses, ign oran ce. I h a v e se en

ex a m p les in th is P arliam en t o f th e d iscrim in a tio n th at c o m e s fro m b lin d p reju dice w h ere certain m em b ers o f P arliam en t h a v e sto o d in th is p la c e and m ad e sp ee ch es b a sed u p o n b lin d p reju d ice a ccu sin g u pright, d ece n t A u stra lia n s o f b ein g en em ies o f th e S ta te an d agen ts o f a foreign p o w er, b a sed p u rely u p o n p o litic a l hatred

an d p o litica l p reju dice. It is n o t alw ays e a s y to d eter m in e w h eth er p articu lar

a ctio n co n stitu tes d iscrim in ation ; it is v e r y difficult in d eed . I a n ticip a te th at th e

pursuit o f th e p o lic y o f n o n -d iscrim in a tio n in em p lo y m en t an d o cc u p a tio n w ill

th ro w ligh t o n su ch cases. S uch ca ses an d su ch issu es sh ou ld n o t b e p u t asid e or

sw ep t u n d er a carp et o f co m m u n ity ap ath y. In stea d th e y sh ou ld b e ex a m in ed ,

clarified and, if n ecessa ry , a cted u pon .

Provisions of the Convention In tern a tio n a l L a b o u r O rg a n isa tio n co n v en tio n N o . I l l is u n u su a l a m o n g

in tern a tio n a l la b o u r standards in th a t it requ ires th e d ecla ra tio n and pursuit o f a p o lic y , rath er th a n co m p lia n ce w ith sp ecific standards. M o st c o n v e n tio n s sp ec ify sp ecific standards an d require com p lia n ce w ith th o se standards. T h is co n v en tio n is a d ecla ra tio n o f in ten t, a d ecla ra tio n o f a g o v er n m e n t’s p o lic y in this ca se in

resp ec t t o d iscrim in ation o n grou n d s o f p o litics, relig io n , ra ce, n a tio n a lity or sex , in em p lo y m en t o r in em p loym en t o p p o rtu n ities. T h e c o n v e n tio n requ ires ra tify in g cou n tries first to d eclare a n a tio n a l p o licy d esig n ed to p ro m o te eq u a lity o f

o p p o rtu n ity and treatm en t in resp ect o f em p lo y m en t and o c c u p a tio n w ith a v ie w to elim in a tin g an y d iscrim ination in resp ect th ereo f, and, seco n d ly , to pursue th e p o lic y en u n cia ted in a ccord an ce w ith th e range o f a ctio n sp ecified in th e co n v en tio n . F o r th e p u rp ose o f th e co n v en tio n , ‘d iscrim in ation ’ in clu d es any d istin c tio n ,

ex clu sio n or p referen ce m a d e o n th e b asis o f race, co lo u r, sex , relig io n , p o litica l

op in io n , n a tio n a l ex tr a ctio n or so c ia l origin w h ich has th e effect o f n u llify in g o r

im p airin g eq u a lity o f o p p ortu n ity o r trea tm en t in em p lo y m en t or o ccu p a tio n .

I w ou ld lik e to em p h asise at th e o u tset th at th is sta te m e n t and th e IL O

co n v en tio n are co n ce rn ed o n ly w ith d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m en t and o ccu p a tio n . O f cou rse, d iscrim in ation ca n o cc u r in a m u ch w id er ran ge than sim p ly in th e

em p lo y m en t field. F o r exam p le, it ca n o ccu r in th e field o f h ou sin g, ad m ission

to organ isation s, club s an d so c ietie s, a ccess to p u b lic p la ce s and fa cilities, access to finance and p articip ation in sp ort. S ou th A fr ic a is a glaring ex a m p le o f th e

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la st in sta n ce to w h ich I h a v e m a d e referen ce. H o w e v e r , th is c o n v e n tio n is n ot

co n ce rn ed w ith th e se k in d s o f d iscrim in ation . A n y d istin c tio n , e x c lu sio n or

p referen ce in em p lo y m e n t b a sed o n th e in h eren t req u irem en ts o f a particu lar

job or sp ec ia l m ea su res o f p r o te c tio n or assista n ce p rovid ed fo r in o th er IL O

c o n v e n tio n s o r r e co m m en d a tio n s are n o t d eem e d to b e d iscrim in ation w ith in

th e m ea n in g o f th is c o n v e n tio n N o . 1 1 1 .

M ea su res a ffectin g in d ivid u als justifiab ly su sp ected o f, o r en g a g ed in , a ctiv ities p reju dicial to th e security o f th e sta te are n o t d eem ed to b e d iscrim in a tio n under

th e c o n v e n tio n , p ro v id ed th at th e in d iv id u a l co n ce rn ed sh all h a v e th e rig h t o f

a p p eal to a c o m p eten t b o d y esta b lish ed in a cco rd a n ce w ith n a tio n a l p ractice.

S o if a p e r s o n b elo n g ed to a su b versive o rg a n isa tio n and h e w a s lik e ly to b e a

threat to th e secu rity o f th e co u n try , o f co u rse w e w ou ld h a v e a right to ex clu d e

th at p erso n fro m em p lo y m en t in se n sitiv e areas o f g o v ern m en t w h ere h is b en t or preju dice co u ld b e o f detrim en t t o th e co u n tr y ’s security. S o I w a n t to m a k e it

clear th at w h e n w e talk ab out d iscrim in a tio n in em p lo y m en t w e are referrin g to

d iscrim in ation o f th a t k in d w h ere th e n a tio n d iscrim in a tes for its o w n p ro tectio n . T h e A tto rn ey -G e n e ra l (S en a to r M u rp h y ) is co n sid er in g th e estab lish m en t o f an ap peals co m m issio n w h ich w ou ld , a m o n g o th e r th in gs, c o v e r this sort o f situ ation .

W e say th a t w h e r e d iscrim in ation is p ra ctised fo r th e p u rp oses o f safegu ard in g th e n a tio n ’s secu rity , th at d iscrim in ation h a s to b e justified. T h ere h as t o b e a

real ju stifica tio n fo r its u se. T h erefo re, a p erso n again st w h o m a v e to is m a d e in

regard to em p lo y m e n t m u st h a v e a ch a n ce to ap p eal against the d ecisio n in order to esta b lish , if h e ca n , th a t it is b a sed u p o n w ron g p rem ises. A s I said , w e p ro p o se

t o d o that. A p a r t fro m d ecla rin g a p o lic y , th e c o n v en tio n requires a ratifyin g

cou n try, b y m eth o d s ap propriate t o n a tio n a l co n d itio n s and practice:

( a ) to se ek th e c o -o p e r a tio n o f em p lo y ers’ an d w ork ers’ organ isation s and

o th er ap propriate b o d ies in p ro m o tin g th e a ccep ta n ce and ob servan ce

o f th is p o licy ;

( b ) to en a c t su ch le g isla tio n an d to p r o m o te such ed u ca tio n a l p rogram s as

m a y b e ca lcu la ted to se c u r e th e a ccep ta n ce and o b ser v a n c e o f th is p o licy ;

( c ) to rep eal any sta tu to ry p rovision s and m o d ify an d ad m in ister in stru ction s or p ractices w h ich are in co n sisten t w ith th e p o licy ;

( d ) to p u rsu e th e p o licy in resp ect o f em p lo y m en t under th e direct c o n tro l

o f a n a tio n a l au th ority;

( e ) to en su re ob servan ce o f th e p o lic y in th e a ctiv ities o f v o ca tio n a l gu id an ce, v o c a tio n a l train in g and p la ce m e n t serv ices u n d er th e d irection o f a

n a tio n a l au th ority; and

( f ) to in d ica te in its annu al reports o n th e ap p lica tio n o f th e co n v en tio n

th e a ctio n ta k en in p u rsu an ce o f th e p o lic y and the resu lts secu red b y

su ch action .

Application of the Convention in Australia R a tifica tio n o f th is c o n v e n tio n b y A u stra lia requires d eclaration o f th e p o licy as defined in the co n v en tio n . T h is sta tem en t fulfils that req u irem en t. S econ d ly, it requires th at th e p o lic y b e pursued. I sh all d ea l n o w w ith th e a ction already

taken o r p ro p o sed to fulfil th e req u irem en ts fo r sp ecific a ction I h a v e listed. In

pursuing th e p o licy th e G o v ern m en t is relying q uite h ea v ily u pon a program o f

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a c tio n d raw n up b y a trip artite w o rk in g p a rty esta b lish ed b y th e N a tio n a l L ab ou r A d v iso r y C o u n cil fo r this p u rp ose. H e r e I ack n o w led g e this in itia tiv e o f th e

C o u n cil w h en m y p red ecesso r, th e H o n o u r a b le P h illip L yn ch , w h o is sittin g in

th e w ings o f th e cham ber, w a s ch airm an . G o o d n e ss o n ly k n o w s w h eth er his

C ab in et w o u ld h a v e a llo w ed h im ev er t o h a v e ratified th e co n v e n tio n . It p rob ab ly w ou ld n o t h a v e d o n e so, b u t th a t C a b in et n o lo n g er ex ists an d to d a y w e h a v e a

forw a rd -lo o k in g C ab in et w h ich a cts p ro m p tly in ra tify in g th e se k in d s o f

co n v en tio n s.

I sh all d ea l w ith ea c h req u irem en t sep arately. T h e first req u irem en t, requ ire­ m en t ( a ) , is to se ek th e c o -o p er a tio n o f em p lo y er and w o rk er o rgan isation s and

oth er ap p rop riate b o d ies in p ro m o tin g th e a cc ep ta n c e and o b ser v a n c e o f this p o licy . I h a v e already w ritten to th e A u stra lia n C o u n cil o f T rad e U n io n s, th e A sso c ia te d C h am b ers o f M a n u fa ctu res o f A u stra lia and th e A u str a lia n C o u n cil o f E m p loyers F e d e r a tio n s to se e k th eir c o -o p er a tio n in p ro m o tin g th e a c c ep ta n c e and ob servan ce o f th e p o licy . In th e n ear fu tu re I sh all b e w ritin g to o th e r em p lo y er and w ork er

o rgan isation s to ad vise th em o f th e p o lic y and t o se ek th eir c o -o p er a tio n in

p u rsu in g it. I sh a ll also b e w ritin g in th e sa m e v e in to su ch grou p s as th e U n ite d

N a tio n s A sso c ia tio n and its associated C o m m itte e o n th e S tatu s o f W o m en and

to sign ifican t b o d ie s rep resen tin g A b o rig in a ls, w o m e n and relig io u s groups.

N a tu ra lly th e G o v ern m en t w ill b e rely in g a lso o n th e su pp ort o f F ed era l and

S ta te m em b ers o f P arliam en t. I am p le a se d th a t so m a n y h o n o u ra b le m em bers have se en fit to rem ain in th e ch a m b er w h ile I exp lain this im p o rta n t c o n v en tio n to the

P arlia m en t. T h e G o v ern m en t w ill re ly a lso o n th e p o litic a l p a rties in ensu rin g

th at th e p o lic y is m a d e effectiv e. In a d d itio n , I h a v e sou gh t th e c o -o p er a tio n o f

th e S ta te M inisters o f L ab ou r b oth fo r ratification and fo r th e program o f a ction

to g ive effect to th e req u irem en ts o f th e co n v en tio n . I am h a p p y to report th at all

o f th e m h a v e agreed to ratification and t o th e p rogram o f action . A t th is stage I

th an k p erso n a lly th e S ta te L ab ou r M in isters for th e fine d egree o f co -o p era tio n

w h ich th e y h a v e giv en to th e C o m m o n w ea lth an d to m e p erson ally. T h e y cou ld

n o t h a v e b een m o re h elp fu l. I h o p e th a t th eir co -o p er a tio n w ill b e ack n ow led ged b y th eir resp ectiv e S ta tes, w h eth er th e y b e M in isters o f L a b o u r rep resen tin g L iberal P arty govern m en ts, C ou n try P arty g overn m en ts o r L a b o r P a rty govern m en ts. T h e 6 M in isters are en titled to th e fu llest cred it and fu llest co m m en d a tio n

fo r th e w a y th e y h ave co -o p era ted in g iv in g effect to th e se In tern a tio n a l L ab ou r

O rgan isation d ecisio n s.

T h e seco n d requ irem en t, req u irem en t ( b ) , is to e n a ct su ch le g isla tio n and to

p ro m o te such ed u ca tio n a l program s as m a y b e ca lcu la ted to secu re th e accep ta n ce and ob servan ce o f th e p o licy . In its w ork ers e d u ca tio n m a n u a l, ‘F ig h tin g D iscrim ­ in a tio n in E m p lo y m e n t an d O ccu p a tio n ’, th e In te rn a tio n a l L a b o u r O ffice has

p o in ted ou t th at leg isla tin g again st d iscrim in ation d oes n o t n ecessarily rem ove d iscrim in ation . W e n eed m o re than leg isla tio n . W e n eed m ore th a n p e n a l sa n ctio n s again st d iscrim ination . W h at w e really n eed is ed u ca tio n — t o ed u ca te th e p ub lic to resen t and t o turn th eir b ack s o n d iscrim in ation an d to reject d iscrim ination

n o t b eca u se th e y fea r p en a lties for d iscrim in a tio n b u t b eca u se o f a d eep sense

o f th e in ju stice w h ich is en tailed in d iscrim in ation . O verseas ex p erien ce su ggests th a t fu n d am en tal ch an ges in co m m u n ity and in d ivid u al a ttitu d es are n ecessary b efo re d iscrim in atory p ra ctices can b e eradicated and, esp ecia lly , b efore th e m ore p o sitiv e goal o f a ch iev in g a situ ation w h ere ev ery o n e h as eq u al op p o rtu n ity

in em p loym en t an d o cc u p a tio n o n th e basis o f th eir o w n abilities, th e ir ow n

q u alities an d th eir o w n d esires can b e ach ieved .

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T h ese are, o f co u rse, lo n g -ter m tasks requ iring th e cr ea tio n o f a clim a te in

w hich d iscrim in a tio n w ill w ith e r aw ay b y reason o f th e fa ct th a t p eo p le in our

so c iety w ill h a v e b e c o m e e n lig h ten ed en ou gh to w a n t to see an en d to d iscrim in a­ tio n . M o r eo v e r, w h e re th ere is le g isla tio n to o u tla w d iscrim in a tio n , th e o b ta in in g o f co n v ic tio n s ca n p resen t d ifficulties an d th e n u m b er o f co n v ic tio n s ca n g iv e th e im p ression th a t an an tid iscrim in a to ry p o licy is w o rk in g w h ereas in d ica to rs re la tin g

to th e re la tiv e em p lo y m e n t p o sitio n s o f v ariou s grou p s ca n sh ow at th e sam e tim e th a t v ery lit t le rea l ch a n g e is o ccu rrin g. F u rth erm ore, in th e A u stra lia n c o n te x t

statu tory m a ch in e ry alread y ex ists in so m e areas for d ealin g w ith a lleg ed d is­

crim in a to ry a ctio n , fo r ex a m p le so m e in d u strial trib un als in resp ect o f d ism issals and P u b lic S erv ice B oard a p p ea ls m a ch in ery in resp ect o f p ro m o tio n s and

d ism issals. W h ere th ese esta b lish ed arran gem en ts are ap propriate for d ealin g w ith ca ses it w o u ld b e und esirable, in m y v ie w , t o in terfere w ith th eir o p era tio n .

F in a lly , th e a d o p tio n o f co m p re h e n siv e le g isla tio n w o u ld requ ire co m p le m e n ­ tary C o m m o n w e a lth a n d S tate le g isla tio n an d th is w o u ld in evitab ly, o f co u rse,

d ela y action . W e d o n o t w a n t d elay. W e are p rep ared , w illin g and d eterm in ed t o do ev ery th in g n e c e ssa r y to elim in a te d ela y s o th at w e ca n b eg in th e great w ork w h ich is in fron t o f u s and w h ich w e are n o w o b lig a ted to u n d ertak e b y th e term s o f

co n v e n tio n N o . 1 1 1 . It is for th e se reason s that em p h a sis is b ein g p la ce d o n

p ro m o tio n o f a clim a te o f o p in io n favou rab le to th e p o lic y o f eq u a lity o f o p p o r­

tu n ity b y ed u ca tio n p rogram s and b y se ek in g to reso lv e d iscrim in a to ry situ ation s b y c o n c ilia tio n rath er th a n b y le g isla tiv e an d co u rt action . H o w ev e r, th is d o es n o t p reclu d e le g isla tio n e ith er o n a p articu lar m a tter or g en erally at a later stage

sh o u ld th e n e e d for su ch a ctio n b e c o m e ev id en t. S h ou ld th at n eed arise, m y

G o v e rn m e n t w ill n o t h esita te to le g isla te to p rev en t d iscrim in ation . I w o u ld be

surprised to find an y o p p o sitio n fro m th e o th e r sid e o f th e P arliam en t to su ch a

p ro p o sa l. O n e th in g , I am sure, o n w h ich th e P a rlia m en t is u n ited to a m a n is

th e elim in a tio n o f d iscrim in a tio n in th is field.

In v ie w o f th e em p h a sis p la ced o n d e v e lo p in g a clim a te o f o p in io n favou rab le

to a ch iev in g th e o b je ctiv e o f eq u a lity o f o p p o r tu n ity in em p lo y m en t an d o c c u p a ­ tio n , it is essen tia l th a t a w id e ran ge o f ed u ca tio n a l p ro g ra m s sh ou ld b e d ev elo p ed . In th e first in sta n c e it is n ece ssa r y to p u b licise th e G o v e rn m e n t’s p o lic y and

th e a vailab ility o f th e m a ch in ery at th e n a tio n a l and S ta te le v els. I am arranging

fo r a w id e d istrib u tio n o f this sta te m e n t an d fo r th e p rep aration o f articles,

p a m p h lets, p o ste rs and o th e r in fo rm a tio n d esig n ed t o fo ste r p u b lic u n d ersta n d in g and a ccep ta n ce o f th a t p o licy . I am p lea sed to s a y th a t in m y D ep a rtm en t w e

h a v e a se n io r officer, w ith p eo p le u n d er h is ju risd ictio n , w h o is n o ted fo r h is

trem en d ou s grasp o f IL O co n v e n tio n s and ratification s an d o f IL O p o licies and

m ach in ery. P erh ap s n o o th e r p erso n in th e so u th ern h em isp h e re h as a b e tte r

grip o f th e su b ject th an M r K e ith M cK en zie o f th e D ep a rtm e n t o f L ab ou r. H e

is a ctiv e ly p ursuin g th e p o licies w h ic h I h a v e just ou tlin ed . R ig h t n o w h e is

su p ervisin g th e p rep a ra tio n o f m a teria l, p a m p h lets, p o ste rs and o th e r ed u ca tio n a l m aterial. H e w ill se e th a t it is d istrib u ted as w id ely as p ossib le, an d h e w ill do

all th in gs p o ssib le to en su re th at th is is n o t just an em p ty gestu re b u t th a t w h a t

I am m ak in g to d a y is th e a n n o u n cem en t o f a p o lic y o f a real, d eterm in ed in ten tion b y th e G o v ern m en t to sta m p ou t th e k ind o f in ju stice to w h ich I h a v e b een

referring.

In carryin g ou t th e se a ctiv ities I am en listin g th e su pport of o rgan isation s and groups and I h a v e m en tio n ed so m e o f th ese u n d er a p reviou s h ead in g. I shall

a lso b e c a llin g on th e W o m en ’s B u reau o f m y D ep a rtm en t to b road en and

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in te n s ify its a c tiv itie s in th e field o f w o m e n ’s e m p lo y m e n t, p a y in g p articu lar

a tte n tio n to p ro m o tin g e q u a lity o f o p p o rtu n ity fo r w o m e n an d co -o r d in a tin g

th e w o rk o f o th e r ag en cies and o rg a n isa tio n s in v o lv ed in th is area. I am p lea sed

t o sa y th a t th e W o m en ’s B u rea u is b e in g stre n g th e n e d . Its D ir e c to r , M rs L y n e -

B r o w n , h a s b e e n in v o lv ed in th e d iscu ssio n s th a t w er e n ecessa ry fo r th is p ap er

to b e p rep ared . T o m o rr o w sh e w ill b e brou ght to th e P a rlia m e n t to lis te n to th e

d eb a te o n p aid m a te rn ity le a v e , if th at d eb a te is ca lled o n tom orrow . B u t in a n y

ev e n t, sh e w ill a d vise a n d co n su lt w ith m e o n q u estio n s a ffectin g w o m e n gen erally.

In a sso c ia tio n w ith m y co llea g u e, th e M in iste r fo r th e M e d ia (S e n a to r

D o u g la s M c C le lla n d ), I sh a ll b e seek in g th e su p p ort o f th e m ed ia , p articu larly

o f n ew sp a p er p ro p rieto rs, in p u b licisin g th e p o licy an d th e aven u es o p e n to

p e o p le w h o co n sid er th e y are v ic tim s o f d iscrim in a tio n . A difficult and co m p lex

m a tter to b e fa ce d is th e e lim in a tio n o f d iscrim in a to ry p ra ctices in ad vertisin g

job v a ca n cies. It is n o t s o lo n g ago th at ad v ertisem en ts o r n o tific a tio n s th at

a p p ea red in th e Governm ent G azette a c tu a lly d iscrim in a ted b e tw e e n sexes. M y G o v e rn m e n t h as ta k e n step s to en su re th a t th e G overnm ent G azette sh all n o t

d iscrim in a te b e tw e e n sex es an d th at p o sitio n s th at are v a ca n t sh all b e ad vertised w ith o u t a n y referen ce b e in g m a d e o r p refe ren ce g iv en to a m a le as again st a

fem a le. R eq u irem e n t ( c ) is to rep ea l a n y sta tu to ry p ro v isio n s and m o d ify any

ad m in istrative in stru ctio n s o r p ra ctices w h ich are in co n sisten t w ith th e p o licy ,

an d req u irem en t ( d ) is t o p u rsu e th e n a tio n a l p o lic y in resp ec t o f em p lo y m en t

u n d er th e d irect c o n tro l o f a n a tio n a l au th ority. A c tio n h as b e e n ta k e n in recen t

years t o rem o v e fro m le g isla tio n and aw ards th o se p ro v isio n s w h ich d iscrim in ated in em p lo y m e n t o n th e grou n d s o f race o r co lo u r.

I n rela tio n to d iscrim in a tio n o n th e b a sis o f sex , a ctio n ta k e n in th e C o m m o n ­ w ea lth and S ta te jurisd iction s has b ro u g h t leg isla tio n , aw ards an d ad m in istrative p ractices in to c lo se r c o n fo rm ity w ith th e co n v en tio n . A n ex a m in a tio n o f th e

C o m m o n w e a lth P u b lic S ervice A c t an d R eg u la tio n s and a d m in istrative in stru ction s is cu rren tly u n d er w a y w ith a v ie w to rem o v in g an y rem a in in g traces o f d iscrim i­ n a tio n again st w o m e n in th e C o m m o n w ea lth P u b lic S ervice. A n y in sta n ces o f

se x d iscrim in a tio n in aw ards w ill b e tak en up w ith th e u n io n s an d em p loyers

con cern ed . I am sorry to sa y that th e r e is w ith in th is C a p ita l T errito ry n o w a

d iscrim in a tio n ag a in st w o m e n in th e en g a g em en t o f ap p ren tices. T h is is n o t th e

G o v ern m en t's fa u lt; it is n o t th e em p lo y er s’ fau lt; and it is n o t w h o lly th e

u n io n s’ fau lt. B u t it is th e fau lt o f so m eo n e. It is p erh ap s th e fau lt o f th e three

o f th e m join tly. B u t th is is so m eth in g w h ich w e p ro p o se to tak e u p w ith th e

p arties co n cern ed as so o n as p o ssib le.

T h e P arliam en t w ill b e glad, o f co u rse, to recall th a t m y G o v ern m en t recen tly a p p o in ted J u stice E v a tt, a m o st o u tsta n d in g w o m a n in th e la w , to th e B e n c h o f

th e C o m m o n w ea lth C o n c ilia tio n and A rb itra tio n C o m m issio n . S he is p resid en tial m em b er o f th e C o m m issio n . T h is a p p o in tm en t w a s n o t sim p ly a gestu re to

w om en . W e w e r e ab le to ap p oin t J u stice E v a tt t o th e p o sitio n b e c a u se sh e had

b etter q ualification s in ou r v ie w th a n a n y b o d y else offerin g, m en o r w o m en .

T h a t is w h y w e a p p o in ted her. It w a s n o t an em p ty m ea n in g less gestu re to

w o m e n b u t a reco g n itio n and a ck n o w led g m en t o f th e trem en d ou s cap ab ilities

and co m p eten ce o f a w o m a n . S he h as taken u p h e r d u ties an d is alread y carrying

th em o u t w ith great d istin ctio n to h erself p erso n a lly and to th e C o m m issio n o f

w h ich sh e is n o w a p resid en tia l m em b er. So far as is k n o w n there are n o le g is­

la tiv e and ad m in istrative instru ctions o r official p ractices w h ich d iscrim in ate in

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em p lo y m en t o n th e grou n d s o f relig io n . T h ere m a y b e so m e c a s e s in p ra ctic e

w h ere th e re is d iscr im in a tio n o n grou n ds o f p o litic a l o p in io n , n a tio n a l e x tr a ctio n or so c ia l orig in w ith in th e term s o f th e co n v en tio n . T h ere m a y b e an d p rob ab ly

are so m e ca ses o f d iscr im in a tio n in p ractice, b u t th e re is n o n e in th e o ry , o r if

th ere are a n y su ch c a s e s in th e o r y th e y w ill b e re m o v ed as so o n as w e are able

to id en tify th e m .

R eq u irem e n t ( e ) reads:

to ensure observance o f the p o licy in the activities o f vocational training and

placem ent services under the direction o f a national authority.

T h e G o v e rn m e n t w ill en su re th at th e n a tio n a l p o licy is ob served b y th e v o c a tio n a l g u id a n ce, v o c a tio n a l train in g and p la ce m e n t se rv ic es u n d er its d ire ctio n . I n th e

v o c a tio n a l tra in in g field I am a d v ised th a t p resen t p ra ctices are in accord an ce

w ith th e c o n v e n tio n ’s reco m m en d a tio n s. M y D e p a r tm e n t is ex a m in in g ex istin g arrangem en ts w ith a v ie w to en su rin g th a t all ca te g o rie s o f p erso n s h a v e eq u a l

a cc ess to v o c a tio n a l gu id a n ce and re ce iv e eq u a l trea tm en t in this area. P articu lar a tte n tio n is b e in g g iv e n to A b o r ig in es an d to w o m e n in this regard. In th e

op era tio n s o f th e C o m m o n w ea lth E m p lo y m e n t S erv ice, w h a t is in v o lv e d is

d raw in g u p g u id elin es t o elim in a te th e d iscrim in a to ry p ra ctices a sso c ia ted w ith n o tify in g an d fillin g jo b v a ca n cies; for ex a m p le, w h e r e em p loyers sp ec ify that

o n ly m e n sh o u ld b e referred to fill v a c a n c ie s w h ich co u ld b e filled b y w o m e n ,

o r sp ec ify th a t th e y d o n o t w a n t A b o r ig in es.

In itia lly it is in ten d ed that th e C E S sh o u ld n o t refu se to a ccep t d iscrim in atory n o tifica tio n s o f v a c a n c ie s o r to d e a l w ith em p lo y ers w h o ad opt d iscrim in atory

a ttitu d es tow ard s p erson s referred to th em fo r em p lo y m en t. T h is sort o f strin gen t ap p roach co u ld w ork o n ly w h e re th e G o v e rn m e n t em p lo y m en t a g en cy h a d a

m o n o p o ly o f p la ce m e n t serv ices an d e v e n th en m a y sim p ly resu lt in discrim inatory ‘g a te’ en g a g em e n ts. H o w e v e r , th e C E S itself w ill o p era te in a co m p le te ly n o n -

d iscrim in a to ry w a y . T h e G o v ern m en t h as co n tro l o v er th e C E S and it w ill

ex ercise th a t c o n tr o l t o en su re an d to gu aran tee th a t th e re is n o d iscrim ination

at th e le v e l o f th e C o m m o n w e a lth E m p lo y m en t S erv ice. F o r ex a m p le, if a

d iscrim in atory n o tifica tio n o f v a ca n cy is receiv ed th e C E S w ill refer th o se w h o

are co n sid er ed t o b e th e m o st su ita b le ap plican ts irresp ectiv e o f th e d iscrim in atory sp ecifica tio n . In ad d ition , th e p o ssib ility o f m akin g e lig ib ility fo r co n tra cts in v o lv ­ in g th e ex p en d itu re o f p u b lic fu n d s d ep en d en t o n o b ser v a n c e o f th e p rin cip les

is b e in g ex a m in ed . R eq u irem en t ( f ) reads:

to indicate in its annual reports o n the application o f the convention the action taken in pursuance o f the policy and the results secured by such action.

In a cco rd a n ce w ith th e ob ligation s it a ccep ts o n ratifyin g th e co n v en tio n , the

G overn m en t w ill en su re th at th is is d on e.

Committees on Discrimination in Employment T h e G o v ern m en t w ill estab lish m ach in ery at th e n a tio n a l and S tate le v els to

d ea l w ith alleg a tio n s o f d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m en t and occup ation. T h e N a tio n a l C om m ittee o n D iscrim in a tio n in E m p lo y m en t w ill b e organised o n a tripartite

b a sis and co m p rise an in d ep en d en t ch airm an and other rep resen tatives ap poin ted b y th e G o v ern m en t p lu s on e rep resen tative o f em p lo y ers and o n e o f th e trad e

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u n io n s. I h ave alread y ask ed th e A u str a lia n C o u n cil o f T r a d e U n io n s, th e

A sso c ia te d C ham bers o f M a n u fa ctu res an d th e A u stra lia n C o u n cil o f E m p lo y ers F e d e r a tio n s join tly o n th e em p lo y er sid e to n o m in a te th eir rep resen ta tiv es. I

h a v e th e n am e o f th e A C T U n o m in ee an d b efo re th e w e e k is o u t I h o p e to b e

in a p o sitio n to g iv e th e n a m es o f all o f th e m em b ers o f th e n a tio n a l co m m itte e.

T h e H o u se w ill b e p lea sed to lea rn th at th e C h airm an o f th e C o m m itte e w ill b e

a n o u tsta n d in g A u stra lia n — a v er y great A u stra lia n w h o is w id e ly resp ected

and w h o se a p p o in tm en t w ill b e en d o rsed b y b o th sid es o f th e P a rlia m en t w h en it

is a n n o u n ced . I ca n n o t a n n o u n c e h is n a m e just y et, b u t it is a n a m e w h ich w ill

attract th e u n an im ou s su p p ort o f th e P a rlia m e n t w h en it is a n n o u n c ed .

T h e C o m m ittee w ill b e a ssisted in its o p era tio n s b y a p a n e l o f exp ert

co n su lta n ts, in clu d in g acad em ics, an d p e o p le d raw n fro m g overn m en t a gen cies, w o m e n ’s grou p s, A b o r ig in a l grou p s and relig io u s d en o m in a tio n s and b o d ies. T h e p lea sin g th in g I am ab le to sa y is th a t th e G o v ern m en t is g o in g t o se t th e first

ex a m p le b y cu ttin g through all form s o f d iscrim in a tio n that are b a sed u p on a

p e r so n ’s p o litics, religion , se x , race or n a tio n a lity . W h en I a n n o u n c e th e m em b er­ sh ip o f th e variou s c o m m itte es th e H o u se w ill reco g n ise th a t th e G o v ern m en t

is p ra ctisin g w h at it p rea ch es b eca u se th e p e o p le w h o h a v e b e e n ch o sen to sit

o n th e v ariou s c o m m itte es w ill b e p e o p le o f o u tsta n d in g c o m p e te n c e and ab ility

w h o se p o litics, religion, ra ce or n a tio n a lity w ill b e o u tsid e th e p o p u la r on es. T h ey w ill b e ap p oin ted b eca u se th is C o n v e n tio n g iv es effect to a p o lic y o f n o

d iscrim in a tio n o n th e grou n ds o f p o litics, ra ce, relig io n , n a tio n a lity or sex .

T h e m a in fu n ctio n s o f th e C o m m itte e w ill b e t o co n sid er a lleg a tio n s o f

d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m e n t referred to it b y S ta te co m m itte e s, to in terp ret the req u irem en ts o f th e n a tio n a l p o licy , to p r o m o te eq u a lity o f o p p o rtu n ity in

em p lo y m en t and to a d vise th e G o v ern m en t o n th e n ece ssa r y a ctio n to en su re full c o m p lia n ce w ith th e p o lic y . O th er fu n c tio n s w ill b e to co -o rd in a te th e n a tio n a l

ed u ca tio n cam p aign to w h ich I h a v e alread y m ad e referen ce, w h ich is d esign ed

t o p ro m o te eq u a lity o f o p p o rtu n ity in em p lo y m e n t, and to u n d ertak e studies,

p o ssib ly in v o lv in g th e p a n el o f exp ert co n su lta n ts, on variou s to p ic s in th is field.

T h e C o m m ittee w ill p u b lish regular reports o n ca ses it co n sid ers, an d p rovid e

an an n u al report o n its a ctiv itie s in w h ich it w ill assess p rogress in im p lem en tin g

th e p o lic y and m a k e reco m m en d a tio n s to en su re th e effectiv e ap p lica tio n o f th e

p o licy . I shall ta b le th o se rep orts in th e P arliam ent. T h e P a rlia m en t w ill h ave

th e op p o rtu n ity , if it so desires, o f d eb a tin g th e rep o rts tabled ea c h year. S o

h on ou rab le m em b ers from b o th sid es o f th e P arliam en t w ill b e ab le to b eco m e

in v o lv ed in this lau d ab le ob jectiv e o f rem ovin g c o m p le te ly fro m this part o f the

g lo b e d iscrim in ation in em p loym en t.

A s I h ave alread y m en tio n ed , th e N a tio n a l C o m m itte e w ill b e asked to advise th e G o v ern m en t o n form s o f d iscrim in ation n o t covered b y th e IL O C o n v en tio n itself— for ex a m p le, d iscrim ination o n th e grou n d o f age, w hich is co n sid ered

to requ ire a ctio n in A u stralia. T h ere is a lo t o f this go in g o n in A u stra lia to d a y —

far to o m uch. T o o o ften o n e se es ad vertisem en ts in n ew sp ap ers o f va ca n cies

w h ich stip u late that n o o n e ab ove 4 5 years o f a g e sh ou ld ap p ly or th at ap plican ts

m u st b e b etw een 2 5 and 3 5 years o f age. T o o m uch o f this g o es o n in A u stralia

to d a y . W e are d eterm in ed to se e that it is elim in ated . S o m etim es th e elim in a tio n o f it w ill require retrain in g, perh ap s re lo c a tio n and so m e v o ca tio n a l gu id an ce, b ut w e are d eterm ined to en su re that w h a tev er is n eed ed to b e d o n e is d o n e to p u t

an en d to th e id ea th at at 4 5 years o f a ge a m an is d ead from an em p loym en t

p o in t o f v iew .

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T h e IL O c o n v e n tio n is co n ce rn ed w ith sp ecific grou n d s o f d iscrim in a tio n in

em p lo y m en t, b u t it m a k es p ro v isio n for ex te n sio n after co n su lta tio n w ith rep re­ se n ta tiv e em p lo y er an d w o rk er organ isation s and w ith o th er ap propriate b o d ie s, in to o th e r areas w h ere a b o litio n o f d iscrim in a tio n m ig h t b e p u rsued, fo r ex a m p le, d iscrim in a tio n in em p lo y m e n t o n th e ground o f age. T h e G o v ern m en t th erefore

p ro p o ses th a t it w ill b e o p en to th e C o m m itte e m ach in ery t o receiv e an d in v estig a te ca ses a llegin g d iscrim in a tio n in e m p lo y m e n t o n grou n ds b ey o n d th o se lis te d in

th e c o n v en tio n . T h e G o v e rn m e n t is n o t c o n te n t just to elim in a te d iscrim ination

o n th o se gro u n d s sp ecifica lly referred to in th e co n v en tio n . W e are d eterm in ed

to g o b e y o n d th e req u irem en ts o f th e c o n v e n tio n , to m o v e in to areas o f

d iscrim in a tio n n o t m en tio n ed b y th e c o n v e n tio n at all— all areas o f d iscrim in ation n o m a tter u p o n w h a t grou n d the d isc r im in a tio n is b ased . T h e N a tio n a l C o m m itte e w ill th en b e in a p o sitio n to ad vise th e G o v ern m en t o n oth er form s o f d iscrim ina­

tio n in em p lo y m en t and o cc u p a tio n co n sid ered to require a ctio n in A u stralia.

O n e im p o rta n t resu lt o f th e o p era tio n o f th e N a tio n a l C o m m ittee w ill b e th at

fo r th e v ery first tim e it w ill b e p o ssib le to m a k e an in fo r m e d estim a te a b ou t th e

ex te n t to w h ich d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m e n t a n d o c c u p a tio n e x ists in A ustralia. W h eth er th is o b je ctiv e is a ch iev ed w ill d ep en d o n w h e th e r p e o p le b rin g ex a m p les o f d iscrim in ation in em p lo y m e n t an d o cc u p a tio n to th e C o m m itte e’s a tten tio n . I h o p e th at a n y o n e h a v in g a g en u in e grievan ce w ill n o t h esita te to te ll th e

C o m m ittee. T h e S ta te C o m m ittees w ill b e o rg a n ised o n a trip artite b a sis w ith an in d ep en d en t ch airm an , tw o g o v ern m en t rep resen ta tiv es, and o n e trad e u n io n

an d o n e em p lo y er re p resen ta tiv e. O n e o f th e tw o g overn m en t rep resen ta tiv es

w ill b e n o m in a ted b y th e S ta te G o v ern m en t co n ce rn ed and th e oth er w ill be

n o m in a ted b y th e A u str a lia n G o v ern m en t. T h e m a in fu n ctio n o f th e S ta te

C o m m ittees w ill b e t o co n sid er a llegation s o f b rea ch es o f th e n a tio n a l p o lic y

relatin g to d iscrim in a tio n in em p lo y m e n t and o cc u p a tio n .

Operation It is en v isa g ed th at allegation s, h o w ev er th ey are raised — in clu d in g ap proach es direct to a M in ister fo r L ab ou r, b y rep resen tation s fro m a F ed er a l or S ta te

p arliam en tarian , or b y co m p la in ts t o g o v ern m en t d ep a rtm en ts or th e c o m m itte es— w ill b e in v estig a ted in itia lly b y th e secretariat t o b e esta b lish ed t o serv ice th e

C o m m ittees o n D isc rim in a tio n in E m p lo y m en t. O f co u rse, th is secretariat w ill be lo c a te d in m y dep artm ent. W h ere a co m p la in a n t h as reco u rse to o th e r form s of

redress— for ex a m p le, through p ro ceed in g s b efo re a co u rt o r an in du strial tribunal, o r to ex istin g ap peals m ach in ery— h e o r she w ill b e ad vised o f th e availab le aven u es and th e co m p la in t w ill ord in arily n o t b e pursued if th e se aven u es h a v e n o t b een

exh au sted .

I rem ind th e P arliam ent that u n til q u ite recen tly th ere w a s at le a st o n e

ex a m p le o f a trade u n io n rule d iscrim in atin g again st a p erson o n th e ground

o f race. A p erson o f A sia n ex tr a ctio n had n o right to join the u n io n u n less

h e g o t sp ecial perm ission from the u n io n ’s fed eral e x e cu tiv e. I am p leased to say

th at as a c o n se q u en ce o f th is m a tter b e in g b rou gh t to th e atten tion o f the u nion

co n cern ed b y officers o f m y D ep a rtm e n t, th is ru le h as sin c e b een elim in a ted from th e rule b o o k .

M r Hayden: Surely it w o u ld have b een o n ly a sm all u nion that w ould h ave

d on e that.

M r Clyde Cameron: A ctu a lly , it w as a fairly large union.

M r Hayden: A n a tio n a l on e?

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M r Clyde Cameron: Y e s, it w as a large n a tio n a l u n io n . T h ere m a y b e oth er

u n io n s lik e it; I d o n o t k n ow . B u t th a t is a m a tter th at w e w ill ex a m in e. I h ave

alread y h ad a talk w ith M r M c K e n z ie a b o u t this. W e w ill ask th a t there b e an

ex a m in a tio n o f u n io n rules to en su re th a t w h e re th ere is a n y relic o f th is d iscrim in a­ tio n again st a p erso n b elo n g in g to a u n io n o n th e grou n d o f race, th e m a tter is

b rou ght t o the n o tic e o f th e u n io n c o n ce rn ed . T h e u n io n w ill th en b e g iv en an

o p p o r tu n ity to am en d its ru les to m a k e th e m c o m p ly w ith th e c o n v e n tio n to w h ich I am n o w referring. If co m p la in ts ca n n o t b e d ea lt w ith in th e w a y s th a t I h ave

m en tio n ed , th e in v estig a tio n officers o f th e secretariat w ill se ek in fo rm a tio n from th e p a rties co n cern ed . In ca ses o f d iscrim in a tio n co v e re d b y th e co n v en tio n , th e y w o u ld th en attem p t to reso lv e th e m a tte r u sin g th eir g o o d offices. T h ere w ill b e

n o a ttem p t t o p ro se cu te or t o b lu d g eo n th e p erson s w h o c o m m it the o ffen ces in to

su b m issio n ; th e y w ill sim p ly h a v e p o in te d o u t to th em th e en o rm ity o f th e thin g

and h o w unjust it is fo r a sy stem lik e this o r fo r su ch a th in g to b e p erm itted

in th is d a y and a ge in this country.

W h ere th is in te rv e n tio n d o es n o t p ro d u ce a so lu tio n , th e m a tter w ill be

referred to th e S ta te C o m m itte e w h ic h w ill o p era te in w h a tev e r m an n er it

con sid ers m ost ap propriate t o re so lv e th e m a tter in a cco rd a n ce w ith th e d eclared p o lic y . W h ere a m atter ca n n o t b e reso lv ed in this w a y b y th e S tate C o m m ittee,

th e S ta te C o m m ittee w ill b e free to sen d th e m a tter t o th e N a tio n a l C o m m itte e.

It w ill b e m an d atory to d o so w h ere th e ca se in v o lv es q u e stio n s o f p rin cip le and

m a tters in v o lv in g in te rp re ta tio n o f th e req u irem en ts o f th e p o lic y . It is en v isa g ed th at rep orts o f co m p la in ts co n sid ered b y th e S tate C o m m itte es w ill a lso b e

p u b lish ed in th e annu al report s o th at th e w o rld at large c a n se e w h o in A u str a lia

is disregard in g th is im p o rta n t h u m an rights co n v en tio n .

General Comment A u stra lia n so c iety is an egalitarian so c iety . I f it is n o t p erfect in this regard

th e lea st w e can d o is to rem o v e im p ed im en ts to th e fu ll rea lisa tio n o f each p erso n ’s ab ilities a cco rd in g to h is or h er desire. In d eclarin g th is p o lic y I b e lie v e th at I

am reflectin g th e a ttitu d es o f th e o v erw h elm in g m ajority o f A u stra lia n p eo p le. I am sure th at m em bers o n b o th sid es o f the P arliam en t w ill su pport this p o lic y and th a t th e y w ill su pp ort th e a ctio n w h ich th e G o v ern m en t h as tak en to pursue this

p o licy .

I th a n k the H o u se fo r g iv in g m e le a v e to m a k e th is statem en t an d I thank

h o n o u ra b le m em b ers o n b o th sid es fo r th e a tten tiv e h ea rin g w h ich I h a v e receiv ed fro m them . I sin cerely h o p e that w h e n n e x t yea r’s a n n u a l report is p resen ted in

th e P arliam en t there w ill b e an o p p o rtu n ity to d eb a te its co n ten ts, an d th at from

then on ev ery yea r th e P arliam ent w ill ta k e a real, liv e ly and co n tin u in g in terest

in se ein g that this co n v e n tio n is in fa ct h o n ou red and carried out.

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IN T E R N A T IO N A L L A B O U R C O N F E R E N C E

C onvention 111

C O N V E N T IO N C O N C E R N IN G D ISC R IM IN A T IO N IN

R ESPEC T O F E M P L O Y M E N T A N D O C C U PA T IO N

T he G eneral C onferen ce o f the International Labour Organisation, H aving been convened at G eneva by th e G overning Body o f the International

Labour Office, and having m et in its F orty-second Session on 4 June 1958, and H aving decided upon the adoption o f certain proposals w ith regard to discrim ination in the field o f em ploym ent and occupation, w hich is the fourth item o n the

agenda o f th e session, and H aving determ ined that these proposals shall take the form of an international C onvention, and'

C onsidering that th e D eclaration o f Philadelphia affirms that all hum an beings, irrespective o f race, creed or sex, have the right to pursue their material well-being and their spiritual developm ent in conditions o f freedom and dignity, o f econom ic security and equal opportunity, and 'Considering further that discrim ination constitutes a violation of rights enunciated by the U niversal D eclaration o f H um an Rights, adopts this twenty-fifth day o f June o f the year o n e thousand nine hundred and

fifty-eight th e follow ing Convention, w hich m ay be cited as the Discrim ination

(Em ploym ent and Occupation) C onvention, 1958:

A r t ic l e 1

1. For the purpose o f this C onvention the term ‘discrim ination’ includes— (a ) any distinction, exclusion or preference m ade on the basis of race, colour,

sex, religion, political opinion, national extraction or social origin, w hich has the effect o f nullifying or im pairing equality o f opportunity or treatm ent in em ploym ent or occupation; (b ) such other distinction, exclusion or preference w hich has the effect of

nullifying or impairing equality of opportunity or treatment in em ploym ent or occupation as m ay be determined by the M em ber concerned after consul­ tation w ith representative em ployers’ and workers’ organisations, where such exist, and w ith other appropriate bodies.

2. A ny distinction, exclusion or preference in respect of a particular job based on the inherent requirements thereof shall not be deem ed to be discrimination.

3. For the purpose o f this C onvention the terms ‘em ploym ent’ and ‘occupation’ include access to vocational training, access to em ploym ent and to particular occupa­ tions, and terms and conditions o f em ploym ent.

Article 2

Each M em ber for which this C onvention is in force undertakes to declare and pursue a national policy designed to prom ote, by m ethods appropriate to national conditions and practice, equality o f opportunity and treatment in respect o f em ploy­ m ent and occupation, with a view to elim inating any discrimination in respect thereof.

Article 3

Each M em ber for w hich this C onvention is in force undertakes, by methods

appropriate to national conditions and practice—

(a ) to seek the co-operation of em ployers’ and workers’ organisations and other appropriate bodies in promoting the acceptance and observance of this policy;

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(b ) to enact such legislation and to prom ote such educational program s as may be calculated to secure the acceptance and observance o f the policy; ( c ) to repeal any statutory provisions and m odify any adm inistrative instructions or practices w hich are inconsistent w ith the policy; (d ) to pursue the policy in respect o f em ploym ent under the direct control o f

a national authority; (e ) to ensure observance o f the policy in the activities o f vocational guidance,

vocational training and placem ent services under the direction o f a national authority;

( f ) to indicate in its annual reports on the application o f the C onvention the

action taken in pursuance o f the policy and the results secured by such

action.

Article 4

A n y m easures affecting an individual w ho is justifiably suspected o f, or engaged in, activities prejudicial to the security o f the State shall not be deem ed to be

discrim ination provided that the individual concerned shall h ave the right to appeal to a com petent body established in accordance w ith national practice.

Article 5

1. Special m easures o f protection or assistance provided for in other C onventions or R ecom m endations adopted b y the International Labour C onference shall not be deem ed to be discrimination.

2. A n y M em ber m ay, after consultation w ith representative em ployers’ and workers’ organisations, w here such exist, determ ine that other special measures designed to m eet the particular requirements o f persons w ho, for reasons such as sex, age, disablem ent, fam ily responsibilities or social or cultural status, are generally

recognised to require special protection or assistance, shall not be deem ed to be

discrimination.

A r t ic l e 6

E ach M em ber w hich ratifies this C onvention undertakes to apply it to non­

m etropolitan territories in accordance w ith the provisions o f the Constitution o f the International Labour Organisation.

Article 7

T he form al ratifications o f this C onvention shall be com m unicated to the Director- G eneral o f the International Labour Office for registration.

Article 8

1. This Convention shall be binding o n ly upon those M embers o f the International Labour Organisation w hose ratifications have been registered w ith the Director- General.

2. It shall com e into force twelve m onths after the date on w hich the ratifications o f tw o M embers have been registered with the Director-G eneral.

3. Thereafter, this C onvention shall com e into force for any Member twelve

m onths after the date on w hich its ratification has been registered.

Article 9

1. A M em ber which has ratified this Convention m ay denounce it after the

expiration o f ten years from the date on w hich the C onvention first com es into

force, by an act com m unicated to the Director-G eneral o f the International Labour Office for registration. Such denunciation shall not take effect until one year after the date on w hich it is registered.

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2. Each Member which has ratified this Convention and which does not, within the year following the expiration of the period of ten years mentioned in the preceding paragraph, exercise the right of denunciation provided for in this Article, will toe bound for another period of ten years and, thereafter may denounce this Convention at the expiration of each period of ten years under the terms provided for in this Article.

A r t i c l e 1 0

1. The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall notify all Members of the International Labour Organisation of the registration of all ratifications and denunciations communicated to him by the Members of the Organisation.

2. When notifying the Members of the Organisation of the registration of the second ratification communicated to him, the Director-General shall draw the attention of the Members of the Organisation to the date upon which the Convention will come into force.

Article 11

The Director-General of the International Labour Office shall communicate to the SecretaryOeneral of the United Nations for registration in accordance with article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations full particulars of all ratifications and acts of denunciation registered by him in accordance with the provisions of the preceding Articles.

Article 12

At such times as it may consider necessary the Governing Body of the Inter­ national Labour Office shall present to the General Conference a report on the work­ ing of this Convention and shall examine the desirability of placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of its revision in whole or in part.

Article 13

1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides— (a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the

provisions of Article 9 above, if and when the new revising Convention shall have come into force.

(b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force this Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.

2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and con­ tent for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the revising Convention.

Article 14

The English and French versions of the text of this Convention are equally authoritative.

I present the following paper:

Discrimination in Employment and Occupation— Ministerial Statement, 22 May 1973.

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Page 106— Hansard, Senate Estimates Committee F Division 3 6 5 /3 /0 8 Committees on Discrimination in Employment— Fees and Expenses

Senator Wright: Asked the amount of fees drawn in 1974-75 by Mr R. McGarvie, Q.C., and by Ms G. Wilenski.

During 1974-75, Mr McGarvie was paid a total of $505 in fees for attendance as Chairman at 12 full-day meetings of the National Committee and one half-day meeting.

Ms Wilenski was paid $405 for attendance at 11 National Committee meet­ ings and one sub-committee meeting.

Page 109— Hansard, Senate Estimates Com mittee F Division 3 6 5 /3 /1 0 Deportation— Fares and Other Costs

Committee members sought information on deportation orders effected during the financial years 1973-74 and 1974-75.

The attached table provides details by nationality/citizenship. The grounds for deportation, within broad categories, were:

Ships’ deserters Health and Failure to co m p ly with

Financial year and other illegal entrants mental health conditions of

temporary entry

Criminal Total

1973-74 . . . . 193 1 86 115 395

1974-75 . . . . 278 1 230 133 642

The marked increase in the number of people deported in 1974-75 because of failure to comply with the conditions of temporary entry reflects the increase in spurious visitors who came to Australia under the now abandoned ‘easy visa’ system.

DEPORTATION ORDERS EFFECTED

Financial year 1973-1974 Financial year 1974-1975

Nationality/Citizenship Total Nationality/Citizenship Total

Afghan . . . 3

Arab Republic of Egypt . 1

Australian Prot. Person . 4

Austrian . . . 5

Belgian . . . 1

Canadian . . . 3

Chilean . . . 1

Chinese . . . 5

Columbian . . 20

Costa Rican . . 1

Cypriot . . . 6

Dutch . . . 3

Ethiopian . . . 1

Fijian . . . 45

Afghan . . . 1

Australian Prot. Person . 2

Austrian . . 2

Belgian . . 1

Canadian . . 4

Chinese . . 7

Colombian . 4

Cypriot . . 1

Dutch . . 2

Ethiopian . . 2

Fijian . . 43

Filipino . . 1

Finnish . . 1

French . . 4

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DEPORTATION ORDERS EFFECTED—continued

Financial year 1973-1974 Financial year 1974-1975

Nationality/Citizenship Total Nationality/Citizenship Total

German . . . 4

Gilbert and Ellis Islanders 1

Greek . . . 92

Honduran . . . 1

Hong Kong . . 3

Indian . . . 3

Indonesian . . 2

Irish . . . 3

Italian . . . 6

Japanese . . . 2

Korean . . . 3

Lebanese . . . 3

Malaysian . . 1

Moroccan . . 1

New Hebrides . . 4

New Zealander . . 30

Norwegian . . 1

Samoan (American) . 1

Seychelles . . . 1

Singaporean . . 6

Somalian . . . 2

South African . . 2

Spanish . . . 6

Sri Lankan (Ceylonese) 3

Swedish . . . 1

Swiss . . . 1

Tongan . . . 4

Tunisian . . . 2

Turkish . . . 12

United Kingdom . 52

U.S. American . . 13

West Indian . . 1

Yugoslav . . . 29

Total . . . 395

German . . . . . 9

Gilbert Islander . . . . 2

Greek . . . . . 115

Hong Kong . . . . 1 0

Indian . . . . . 6

Indonesian . . . . 1 1 5

Iranian . . . . . 2

Irish . . . . . 1

Italian . . . . . 8

Israeli . . . . . 2

Japanese . . . . . 3

Korean . . . . . 3

Lebanese . . . . . 5

Malaysian . . . . . 7

Moroccan . . . . . 1

New Zealander . . . . 5 9

Nigerian . . . . . 1

Pakistani . . . . . 1

Papua New Guinean . . . 1 2

Peruvian . . . . . 1

Polish . . . . . 1

Portuguese . . . . 3

Samoan . . . . . 1

Seychelles . . . . . 2

Singaporean . . . . 1 4

Solomon Islander . . . 1

South African . . . . 2

South Vietnamese Spanish . .

Swiss . .

Tanzanian . . . . . 1

T h a i .................................................2

Tongan . . . . . 4 7

T u r k i s h ...............................................37

United Kingdom . . . 4 5

U.S. American . . . . 1 5

Yugoslav . . . . . 2 5

T o t a l .............................................642

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Page 111— Hansard, Senate Estimates Committee F Division 3 6 5 /3 /1 1 Grants to cover certain costs of Award Variations for Food Services Employees (for Payment to Departmental Cafeteria Trust Accounts) The Chairman and Senator Wright sought a brief explanatory note on this item together with a sample lunch menu for a food service in Hobart.

This appropriation was included in the Department of Labor and Immigra­ tion’s Estimates, following Treasury’s request dated 26 June 1975 that the Depart­ ment arrange certain payments to the cafeteria trust accounts of the government departments which operated employee food services throughout Australia. The payments were to be by way of special grants approved by the Minister Assisting

the Treasurer, to alleviate the financial difficulties which confronted government food services due to the additional wage costs arising from the equal pay decision, which had been considerably in excess of those applicable in the private sector.

Following on the issue of amending Determinations by the Public Service Arbitrator on 20 September 1973, 3 October 1973 and 9 October 1973, all female employees in these government food services who were not already receiving equal pay rates became entitled to an equal pay adjustment of $9.80 per week with effect from 1 May 1973. These amending Determinations implemented the Government’s policy decision endorsing the principle of introduction of equal pay without phasing in. Employee food services and other commercial food

establishments in the private sector were not liable to pay any part of the equal pay increase to similar categories of staff until 1 January 1974.

The general industry award (i.e. the Hotels and Retail Liquor Industry Award) applicable to private sector operators provided for the equal pay adjust­ ment to be extended to their employees in three equal instalments as from 1 January 1974, 1 October 1974 and 1 July 1975 respectively.

The Interdepartmental Committee on Food Services, which comprises repre­ sentatives of most departments operating employee cafeterias, recommended that special non-repayable grants be provided to cover the excess equal pay costs involved for its services over the period 1 May 1973 to 30 June 1975

inclusive. This action was seen as necessary because the Committee considered it unreasonable for its services to have to bear equal pay costs substantially higher than those applicable to the catering industry generally. It therefore proposed that the following proportions of the $9.80 per week equal pay increase be borne from departmental appropriations for the periods indicated— namely, the whole amount involved for 1 May 1973 to 31 December 1973 inclusive; two-thirds of the amount for 1 January 1974 to 30 September 1974 inclusive; and one-third of the amount for 1 October 1974 to 30 June 1975 inclusive. This was in accord with the approach that managements should budget to cover

the same quantum of equal pay costs as the rest of the industry and that they should increase their selling prices to the extent necessary to achieve future self-supporting operation.

The Treasurer determined that the costs involved for the period 1 May 1973 to 31 December 1973 should be met from departmental appropriations, and approval had been given for the then Department of Labour to receive a special appropriation from which to pay claims to be submitted by all operating depart­ ments. Actual payments on these claims (which were made in 1973-74) totalled

$189,308, including $66,531 to services operated by the Postmaster-General’s Department.

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SAMPLE LUNCHEON MENU Price

S O U P c

Cream o f T om ato . . . . . . . 18

E N T R E E S D evilled C hops . . . . . . . 65

R oast B eef and Y orkshire Pudding . . . . 80

G rilled R um p Steak . . . . . . 95

(A ll entree prices include vegetables)

V E G E T A B L E S Roast, M ashed or C hipped Potatoes, Marrow, Brussels Sprouts, Coleslaw

S A L A D S C hicken . . . . . . . . 75

H a m .................................................................................................. 75

SW EET S

Steam ed C hocolate Sponge and Custard . . . 20

Fruit H a n . . . . . . . . 2 0

Fruit and Cream . . . . . . . 20

Selling prices for meal items are designed to provide an overall gross profit margin of 55 per cent to sales (i.e. approximately 120 per cent mark-up on food costs), to cover the present level of operating expenses and achieve the required break-even net result.

Page 111— Hansard, Senate Estimates Committee F Division 365/3112 Structural Adjustment Assistance— Income Maintenance— For Expenditure to Provide Benefits to Persons Employed as a Result of Tariff and Similar Changes

Senator Coleman: Requested details of the savings involved in the termination of the School Milk Scheme.

As far as Income Maintenance is concerned, no payments have been made. The Department of Agriculture, which was responsible for other aspects of Structural Adjustment Assistance, advises that the total savings resulting from the termination of the Scheme, as announced by the then Treasurer in the

1973-74 Budget, were expected to be $12.7 million.

Page 114— Hansard, Senate Estimates Committee F

Division 3 6 5 / 3 / 1 3 Regional Employment Development Scheme— For Expenditure on Projects for the Relief of Unemployment

Senator Coleman: Queried the provision of REDS funds for the development of two golf courses in a shire in Western Australia.

The two courses referred to would be the 9-hole public courses being developed under the RED Scheme by the Armadale-Kelmscott Shire in Western Australia at Forrestdale and Byford.

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Both projects are in progress. Details are identical, viz. the total cost of each project is $86,335 of which $77,236 is being provided through the RED Scheme. Each project is to employ 30 unemployed persons for 12 weeks. The labour content of each project is 54 per cent.

The courses are approximately 10 miles apart in fast developing areas on the fringe of Perth. There are no other courses within the Shire, the nearest course being a private club which is about 12 miles away.

The need for the courses was established by a door-to-door survey of the areas and the Council expects substantial patronage of both courses from within the Shire. They will be available to the public on the payment of a green fee yet to be determined.

The Council intends to operate the courses on a non-profit basis and advises that it is not intended to lease or dispose of them in the foreseeable future.

Page 117— Hansard, Senate Estimates Committee F Division 3 6 5 / 3 / 1 3 Regional Employment Development Scheme— For Expenditure on Projects for the Relief of Unemployment

Senator Wright: Asked for details of projects approved in Tasmania as a guide to the type of projects approved under the RED Scheme.

To date, a total of 704 projects have been approved in Tasmania, involving a total of $12,218,000.

Types of projects funded include:

• Provision of fire-fighting access trails.

• Improvements to walking tracks and other tourist facilities at Lake St Clair National Park.

• Construction of children’s adventure playground sponsored by APEX.

• Construction of kerbing and channelling, stormwater drainage, roads in numerous locations.

• Employment of additional staff to cope with the administration of the Tasman Bridge emergency.

• Conversion of an existing library catalogue and other library records into machine-readable form for computer manipulation.

• Investigation of traffic movements at high density intersections and intersections with poor safety records.

• Extension of sewerage reticulation systems.

• Construction of learn-to-swim pool and associated dressing sheds, to service community organisations and schools.

• Construction of a District Scout Camp site.

• Completion of breakwater, reclamation of foreshore, provision of recrea­ tional area with access road. Construction of tidal sheltered ramp for launching in recreational or sea rescue activities.

• Site preparation, landscaping and construction of an adventure play­ ground at handicapped children’s centre.

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Division 3 6 5 / 4 / 0 1 National Apprenticeship Assistance Scheme (Hansard, pages 118 and 1 1 9 )

Senator Wright: Sought a brief paper on the incentive payments to employers under the National Apprenticeship Assistance Scheme.

The employers incentive, which was introduced on 1 January 1973, has two major objectives. It is designed to provide an incentive to employers to train more apprentices and thus encourages a much higher level of apprentice employment than generally exists in the Australian workforce. It also ensures a fairer sharing

of the costs of training apprentices by relating incentives to a desirable level of achievement.

The allowances (see pamphlet A for details) are payable for first-year appren­ tices only to those employers who meet either of two criteria:

(a ) if the number of all apprentices equals or exceeds 25 per cent of all tradesmen, allowances are payable to all first-year apprentices employed or; (b ) if the number of all apprentices is increased when compared with the

preceding year allowances are payable for first-year apprentices to the extent of the increased numbers achieved.

Since its introduction the national intake of apprentices increased from a virtually static basis of around 33,000 to over 42,000 in two years. In the past year, when unemployment has reached high levels, the intake level has been held at over 38,500— still the second highest level on record.

An important achievement has been the increased acceptance by commerce and industry of the need to train apprentices. This is evidenced by the increasing proportion of employers who are achieving levels of apprentice employment which enable them to benefit under its provisions. In 1973 the percentage in N.S.W. was some 40 per cent and in 1974 had risen to 60 per cent; similar increases were

evident in Victoria.

Some indication of the response to the scheme on an industry group basis is given in the following figures for 1974 for New South Wales:

Qualifying Percentage of all

Industry group apprentices new indentures

Metal . . . . 2,811 67

Electrical . . . . 1,456 72

Building . . . . 1,758 59

Printing . . . . 153 40

Vehicle . . . . 438 80

Food . . . . 289 46

Other . . . . 762 43

Total . . . . 7,667 61

As to the impact by size of firm, the table below compares the response of claimant employers with the corresponding data of all employers of apprentices in Victoria in 1974:

Size of firm according to number of apprentices employed 1 2 3-10 Over 10 Total

Claimant employers . . 1,713 (50%) 721 (21%) 826 (24%) 138(4%) 3,392 (100%)

Total employers . . 9,839 (63%) 2,969 (19%) 2,471(16%) 296 (2%) 15,575 (100%)

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The number of employers training apprentices in Victoria has increased from 13,566 in 1972 to 15,575 in 1974; a growth of 14.8 per cent in two years.

Finally, assistance is not confined to the ‘quantum of training’. Under the second element of the scheme (see pamphlet B ), introduced with effect from 1 January 1974, improvements in the quality of training are encouraged by a subsidy of $20 a week to employers providing special off-the-job training of more than 20 days per year to standards approved by this Department’s industrial training officers. The number of apprentices receiving such training has increased from 2,470 apprentices being trained by 128 employers to 4,412 apprentices under training by 293 employers; increases of 78 per cent and 128 per cent respectively in less than two years of operation.

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STATE ADDRESSES:

SYDNEY: 6 4-76 K ip p a x St., S u rry Hills, 2010

T el: 2 1 2 2044.

MELBOURNE: P r in c e s G a te B uilding, 151 F lin d e rs S t., 3000. T el: 654 3011.

BRISBANE: A u s tra lia H o u s e , 145 E a g le S t., 4000. T el: 33 7011.

ADELAIDE: 99 C u rrie S t., 5000. T el: 51 0441.

PERTH: V ic to ria C e n tre , 2 -6 S t. G e o r g e ’s T e r r a c e , 6000. T el: 23 0391.

HOBART: A u s tra lia n G o v e rn m e n t C e n tre , 188 C o llin s S t., 7000. T el: 2 0 5011.

CANBERRA: C.M.L. B u ilding, D arw in P la c e , C a n b e r r a C ity, 2601.

T el: 48 0511.

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Hew g e n e ro u s s u b s id ie s p a y a b le t o e m p lo y e r s f o r fu W -tfm e o ff - th e - jo b tr a in in g e f f i r s t , s e c o n d e n d t h ir d y e a r a p p re n tic e s .

A n in c re a s e d incentive to employ a p p re n tic e s an d t o provide m o re an d b e tte r training is now payable during t h e fir s t th r e e y e a rs of ap p renticeship. T his N ational A pprenticeship A s s is ta n c e S c h e m e su b sid y is now payable to em p lo y ers o r o rg an isatio n s fo r up to a m axim um of 1 2 m o n th s o v e r th e 3 y e ar period. T h e re e r e 3 c a te g o r ie s : C a te g o r y 1 : E m ployers who provide full-time off-the-job training to a p p ro v ed s t a n d a r d s ... in training c e n tr e s , a n n ex e s and u n d e r o th e r approved a r ra n g e m e n ts (including training a r e a s s e t a sid e for a p p re n tic e training only).

C a te g o r y 2 : E m ployers who re le a s e a p p re n tic e s fo r full-time training in a p p ro p ria te c o u r s e s a t technical education institu tio n s o r in o th e r ap p roved training c e n tre s , o r C a te g o ry 3 : E m ployers who m ake available th e ir ow n training facilities fo r u s e by o th e r em ployers o r o rganisations.

T h e following new c riteria (which will n eed to be m e t by e m p lo y e rs seeking qualification) a r e sim ple, com m on- s e n s e re q u ire m e n ts for good training. T hey include th e n eed for training to:

A. B e t o approved s ta n d a rd s in a skilled tra d e , fo r p e rio d s n o t le s s th an a full, working day a n d totalling a t le a s t 2 0 d a y s in any y e a r B. H ave an approved objective (e.g. th e provision of

sp ecial skills, skill im provem ent o r acceleratio n o f th e overall training tim e) which would su pplem ent and NOT duplicate o r m erely s u b s titu te fo r norm al basic

technical education.

C. B e in a school, c e n tre , ann ex e o r sp ecial a rea , suitably equipped and devoted to training.

D. H ave an adequately d e ig n e d training program m e,

qualified tra d e s m e n trainee) in instructional m ethod. (The D e p artm en t of Labor and Im migration can provide training in instruction techniques.)

E. B e re c o rd e d in su itab le ap p ren tic e training re c o rd s. S u b sid ies u n d e r C ateg o ries 1 and 2 a r e now $ 2 0 p e r w eek p e r eligible ap p ren tic e fo r th e duration of th e

approved c o u r s e —s u b je c t to a m axim um period of 12 m o n th s o v e r a th r e e y e a r period. How ever, no m ore th a n half th e subsidy is payable o v e r th e se c o n d and th ird y e a rs. Any p e rio d s of com pulsory o r voluntary a tte n d a n c e a t norm al technical c o u rs e s a r e to be excluded if th ey would norm ally fall within th e overall period of training fo r which subsidy is claimed. U nder C ateg o ry 2, a s s is ta n c e will b e given to th o se em p lo y e rs w ho re le a s e th e ir a p p re n tic e s fo r approved full-time in stru ctio n in a n e x te rn al technical education institution o r o th e r training c e n tre .

T he c o u r s e s will n e ed to m e e t th e im p o rtan t criterion of n o t duplicating norm al technical college courses, and should o th e rw is e conform to th e criteria already m entioned. Block re le a s e a rra n g e m e n ts a r e p a h of norm al technical college c o u r s e s and a re th u s specifically excluded.

U nder C ateg o ry 2 , a p p re n tic e s undertaking 20-w eek s h o rte n e d a p p ren tic e sh ip s will b e co v ered by th e sc h e m e , b u t th e period which will co u n t fo r subsidy will exclude perio d s which would norm ally be undertaken ae fir s t y e a r com pulsory re le a s e fo r b asic tr a d e training. T he subsidy payable to em ployers u n d er C ategory 3 - t h a t is, fo r em ployers o r org an isatio n s providing surplus

facilities fo r training o th e r ap p ren tic e s, will b e d e te r ­ m ined by th e D e p artm en t of Labor and Im m igration on th e b a sis of accep tin g a proportion of th e re c u rre n t c o s t fo r th e period oftraining only · ·. according to th e n u m b er of 'o th e r' ap p re n tic e s approved fo r training.

A ccep tab le re c u rre n t c o s ts will include s a la rie s o f instructional staff, and c o s t of m ate ria ls u se d in training.

A d d itio n a l t o o t h e r s u b s id ie s . A llow ances u n d er th is p a r t of th e National A pprentice­ ship A s s is ta n c e S ch e m e a re additional to, an d n o t

su b je c t to diminution by virtue of su b sidies being payable in r e s p e c t of th e s a m e a p p re n tic e s u n d e r other a s p e c ts of NAAS fo r th e em ploym ent of first y e a r ap p ren tic e s.

A s in th e c a s e of o th e r p a r ts of NAAS, indentured and probationary a p p ren tic e s a n d —in NSW - tra in e e a p p ren tic e s, will b e taken into a c c o u n t fo r subsidy. Claim s m ay be lodged a t monthly o r qu arterly periods,

b u t a t n o t g r e a te r th an qu arterly intervals.

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Contact your nearest CES office (see listing in the white telephone directory].. .or your State office of the Australian Department of Labor and Immigration.

Offices of Department of Labor and Immigration.

New South Wales Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, Australian Government Centre,

Chifley Square, SYDNEY N.S.W. 2 0 0 0 .

Victoria Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, Princes Gate,

151 Flinders Street, MELBOURNE VIC. 3 00 0.

Queensland Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, Australia House,

167 Eagle Street, Box 1382, G.P.O., BRISBANE OLD. 4001.

South Australia Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, 9 9 Currie Street, Box 2 2 9 9 , G.P.O., ADELAIDES.A. 5001.

Western Australia Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, Victoria Centre,

2-6 St. George’s Terrace, Box R 1273, G.P.O., PERTH W.A. 6001.

Tasmania Director, Department of Labor & Immigration, 1 8 0 Collins Street, Box 585F, G.P.O.,

HOBART TAS. 7001.

National Apprenticeship Assistance Scheme D e p a r t m e n t of L a b o r a n d Im m ig ra tio n

ESTIMATES COMMITTEE G

REPORT TO THE SENATE

E S T IM A T E S C O M M IT T E E G

R E P O R T T O T H E S E N A T E

E stim a tes C o m m itte e G has th e h o n o u r to p resen t its R ep o r t t o th e S en ate.

1. O n 3 S ep tem b er 1 9 7 5 , th e S en a te referred to th e C o m m itte e th e E stim a tes

for th e y e a r 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 re la tin g t o th e fo llo w in g D ep a rtm e n ts:

D ep a rtm en t o f P o lic e an d C u sto m s

D ep a rtm e n t o f N o r th e r n A u str a lia

D ep a rtm e n t o f U rb a n an d R e g io n a l D ev e lo p m e n t

D ep a rtm e n t o f A b o rig in a l A ffa irs

D e p a rtm e n t o f H o u sin g and C o n str u c tio n

2 . T h e C o m m itte e con sid ered th e E stim a tes an d re ceiv ed ex p la n a tio n s of

th em fro m th e M in ister for P o lic e an d C u sto m s an d officers o f th e D ep a rtm en ts

con cern ed . A c o p y o f th e C o m m itte e ’s M in u te s o f P ro ceed in g s and Hansard

reports o f th e ev id e n c e tak en are ta b led fo r th e in fo r m a tio n o f th e S en a te in

c o n n e c tio n w ith A p p ro p ria tio n B ill ( N o . 1 ) 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 and A p p ro p ria tio n B ill

( N o . 2 ) 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 .

3 . A fte r th e co m p letio n o f th e C o m m itte e h earin gs ad d ition al in fo rm a tio n

w a s re c e iv e d in rep ly to q u estio n s ask ed b y S en ators a n d th is is in clu d ed as an

A p p en d ix t o th e R e p o r t.

4 . T h e C o m m itte e records its ap p recia tio n o f th e ex p la n a tio n s p ro v id ed by

th e M in ister and officers o f th e v ariou s D e p a r tm e n ts w h o assisted d uring th e

exam in ation .

14 O ctober 1975

J. B . K E E F F E

Chairman

Estimates Committee G

Minutes of Proceedings

T H E S E N A T E

E S T IM A T E S C O M M IT T E E G

M I N U T E S O F P R O C E E D IN G S

N o . 7

T H U R S D A Y , 2 O C T O B E R 1 9 7 5

1 . M E E T I N G : T h e C o m m itte e m e t at 1 2 .1 5 p .m . T h e C h a irm a n (S e n a to r

K e e ffe ) t o o k t h e C h air.

2 . R E F E R E N C E T O A N D M E M B E R S H I P O F E S T IM A T E S C O M M IT T E E S : T h e R e s o lu tio n s o f th e S en a te o f 3 S ep te m b er and 9 S ep tem b er 1 9 7 5 relatin g

t o t h e r e fe r e n c e o f p r o p o se d ex p en d itu re fo r 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 an d th e m em b ersh ip

o f th e C o m m itte e s w er e rep o rted .

3 . S T A T E M E N T B Y C H A IR M A N : T h e C hairm an m a d e a sta te m e n t relatin g

t o th e p ro ce d u re to b e fo llo w e d b y th e C o m m itte e in its ex a m in a tio n o f th e

p a rticu la rs o f p r o p o se d exp en d itu re fo r th e S erv ice o f th e y e a r en d in g 3 0 Ju n e 1 9 7 6 , a n d sta te d th a t, p u rsu an t to th e R e so lu tio n o f th e S en a te o n 3

S ep te m b er 1 9 7 5 , t h e C o m m itte e w o u ld c o n sid er t h e fo llo w in g d ep artm en tal E stim a te s:

Document* Page Division

No.

Department Amount

A 85-87 485-488 Police and C u s t o m s ...................................... 98,785,000

B 20 909 Police and Customs . . . . . 3,216,000

A 77-81 455-460 Northern Australia . . . . . 51,194,000

A 31 255 Darwin Reconstruction Commission

(Defence) . . . . . . 1,900,000

B 18-19 897-899 Northern Australia . . . . . 129,248,000

A 134-136 685-697 Urban and Regional Development . . 114,248,000

A 31 250 Rent (Defence) . . . . . 20,791 000

A 31 252 Acquisition of Sites and Buildings (Defence) 2,137,000

B 27-28 975-977 Urban and Regional Development . . 582,589,000

A 10-12 120-125 Aboriginal A f f a i r s ...................................... 101,309,000

B 6 811-813 Aboriginal A f f a i r s ...................................... 41,361,000

A 57-62 345-352 Housing and Construction . . . . 178,919,000

A 30 245 Buildings, Works, Furniture and Fittings 74,800,000

(Defence) . . . . . .

A 31 2 4 6 Repairs and Maintenance (Defence) . . 44,567,000

A 31 248 Housing for Servicemen—Advances to States 40,000,000

(Defence)

B 13-15 860-861 Housing and Construction . . . . 138,932,000

* Document A—‘Particulars of Proposed Expenditure for the Service of the year ending on 30 June 1976’ * Document B—‘Particulars of Certain Proposed Expenditure in respect of the year ending on 30 June 1976’

O rdered — T h a t th e p articu lars o f p ro p o sed ex p en d itu re b e con sid ered in the fo llo w in g order:

D ep a rtm e n t o f N o rth e rn A u str a lia

D ep a rtm e n t o f H o u sin g a n d C o n stru ctio n

D ep a rtm en t o f P o lic e an d C u sto m s

D ep a rtm e n t o f U rb a n an d R e g io n a l D ev e lo p m e n t

D ep a rtm en t o f A b o rig in a l A ffairs

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4 . P A R T I C U L A R S O F P R O P O S E D E X P E N D I T U R E 1 9 7 5 -7 6 —

D E P A R T M E N T O F N O R T H E R N A U S T R A L I A :

Appearing: S en a to r th e H o n o u r a b le J. L . C a v a n a g h , M in iste r f o r P o lic e a n d C u sto m s, a cc o m p a n ied b y th e fo llo w in g officers:

M r A . G . B e n n e tt, F ir st A ssista n t S ecreta ry , R e so u r c e s D iv is io n

M r N . L y n a g h , A ssista n t S ecretary, F in a n c e , S u p p ly a n d T ra n sp o rt B r a n c h M r W . J. F . H u ll, A ssista n t S ecretary, F isc a l C o -o r d in a tio n an d D e v e lo p ­

m en t B ra n ch M r C . C . F er ed a y , D ire cto r, M a n a g em e n t S erv ice s B ra n ch M r M . R . F in g er, F ir st A ssista n t S ecreta ry (R e s o u r c e D e v e lo p m e n t ),

fo rm erly A c tin g G en era l M a n a g er, D a rw in R e c o n str u c tio n C o m m issio n M r B . M . B r o w n in g , o n seco n d m en t fr o m N a tio n a l C a p ita l D e v e lo p m e n t

C o m m issio n , fo r m e r ly A c tin g C h ief B u sin e ss M a n a g er, D a rw in R e c o n ­ stru ctio n C o m m issio n

Treasury Official:

M r C . J. D o lm a n , S e n io r F in a n c e O fficer (G r a d e 2 )

T h e C hairm an c a lle d o n th e fo llo w in g D iv isio n s fo r co n sid era tio n :

D iv is io n s 4 5 5 - 4 6 0 — D e p a rtm e n t o f N o r th e r n A u str a lia (D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n 2 5 5 — D ep a rtm e n t o f D e fe n c e (D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 8 9 7 - 8 9 9 — D ep a rtm e n t o f N o r th e r n A u str a lia (D o c u m e n t B )

T h e C o m m itte e co n clu d ed its co n sid er a tio n o f th e p r o p o se d ex p en d itu re f o r th e D e p a r tm e n t o f N o rth e rn A u stra lia .

5 . P A R T I C U L A R S O F P R O P O S E D E X P E N D I T U R E 1 9 7 5 -7 6 —

D E P A R T M E N T O F H O U S I N G A N D C O N S T R U C T I O N :

Appearing: S en a to r th e H o n o u r a b le J . L . C avan agh , M in iste r fo r P o lic e a n d C u sto m s, a cc o m p a n ied b y th e fo llo w in g officers:

M r A . S. R eih er , S ecretary

M r K . J. R o d d a , D e p u ty S ecretary M r A . J. S elleck , F ir st A ssista n t S ecreta ry , W elfa r e H o u sin g D iv isio n M r A . W . G . M ile s, A ssista n t S ecretary (W o r k s )

M r W . D . H a m ilto n , A ssista n t S ecreta ry ( F in a n c e ) M r R . L . Sand s, P ro ject M a n a g er

M r R . B r u c e B row n , G en era l M a n a g er, C o m m o n w e a lth H o s te ls L im ite d M r J. W . M a ck in to sh , A c c o u n ta n t, S n o w y M o u n ta in s E n g in e e r in g

C orp oration

Treasury Official:

M r C . J. D o lm a n , S en io r F in a n c e O fficer (G ra d e 2 ) .

T h e C hairm an ca lled o n th e fo llo w in g D iv isio n s fo r co n sid era tio n :

D iv isio n s 3 4 5 - 3 5 2 — D ep a rtm en t o f H o u sin g and C o n str u c tio n

(D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 2 4 5 - 2 4 8 — D ep a rtm en t o f D e fe n c e (D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 8 6 0 - 8 6 1 — D ep a rtm e n t o f H o u sin g an d C o n stru ctio n

(D o c u m e n t B )

T h e C o m m itte e co n clu d ed its co n sid er a tio n o f th e p ro p o sed ex p en d itu re f o r th e D ep a rtm en t o f H o u sin g an d C o n stru ctio n .

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6 . P A R T IC U L A R S O F P R O P O S E D E X P E N D I T U R E 1 9 7 5 -7 6 —

D E P A R T M E N T O F P O L I C E A N D C U S T O M S :

Appearing: S en a to r th e H o n o u r a b le J. L . C avan agh , M in iste r fo r P o lic e an d C u sto m s, a cco m p a n ied b y th e fo llo w in g officers:

M r. A . T . C arm ody, C .B .E ., S ecretary

M r J. T . O ’C o n n o r, F ir st A ssista n t Secretary, M a n a g em e n t S ervices

M r L . H arp er, A ssista n t C o m m issio n er, A u stra lia P o lic e

M r K . S tilling, A ssista n t S ecretary, B u reau o f C u stom s

M r J. C un ningh am , C h ief A c c o u n ta n t

In sp e cto r J. Joh n son , A u str a lia P o lic e

Treasury Official:

M r C . J. D o lm a n , S en io r F in a n c e O fficer (G ra d e 2 )

T h e C hairm an ca lled o n th e fo llo w in g D iv isio n s fo r con sid eration :

D iv is io n s 4 8 5 - 4 8 8 — D ep a rtm en t o f P o lic e and C u sto m s (D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n 9 0 9 — D ep a rtm en t o f P o lic e an d C u sto m s (D o c u m e n t B )

T h e C o m m itte e con clu d ed its con sid eration o f th e p ro p o sed exp en d itu re for th e D e p a rtm e n t o f P o lic e an d C ustom s.

7 . P A R T I C U L A R S O F P R O P O S E D E X P E N D I T U R E 1 9 7 5 -7 6 —

D E P A R T M E N T O F U R B A N A N D R E G I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T :

Appearing: S en a to r the H o n o u ra b le J. L . C avanagh , M in ister for P o lic e and C u sto m s, a cc o m p a n ied b y th e fo llo w in g officers:

M r L . R . K illeen , F irst A ssista n t S ecretary, M a n a g em en t Services B ran ch

M r P . E . W h ite, A c tin g A ssista n t S ecretary, M an agem en t S ervices B ra n ch

M r N . W . F . F ish er, F irst A ssista n t S ecretary, U rb an an d R eg io n a l Infra­ stru cture D iv isio n

M r W . J. H arris, F irst A ssista n t S ecretary, Program s and P rojects D iv isio n

M r V . J. K a n e, A ssista n t Secretary, N a tio n a l E s ta te B ran ch

M r P . L . T ill, F irst A ssista n t Secretary, L a n d D iv isio n

M r E . J. P h ip p s, A ssista n t Secretary, L a n d P rojects B ra n ch

M r W . P . B u tler, F irst A ssista n t S ecretary, F ed er a l P rogram s and

C o -o rd in a tio n D iv isio n

M r M . W . F ran k com , A ssista n t Secretary, L a n d B ra n ch

M r J. R . C lark, A ssista n t S ecretary, A cc o m m o d a tio n B ranch

M r W . D . K en n ed y , Surveyor-G eneral

M r K . A . M yers, S ecr eta ry /M a n a g er , N a tio n a l C a p ita l D ev e lo p m e n t

C om m ission

M r K . J. C urtis, Senior A ssista n t Secretary, B u sin ess an d G overn m ent

R e la tio n s, N a tio n a l C a p ital D ev e lo p m e n t C om m ission

M r F . H . M ilton , A ctin g B u sin ess and Program M an ager, N a tio n a l C a p ital D ev e lo p m e n t C om m ission

M r C. G . W illco x , G eneral M anager, C ities C om m ission

M r R . J. K in sella, C h ief F in an ce O fficer, C ities C om m ission

M r G . F . C raig, C hairm an, A lb u r y -W o d o n g a D ev e lo p m e n t C orp oration

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M r P . B . E d w a rd s, A c tin g G e n e ra l M a n a g er , A u str a lia n H o u sin g

C o rp o ra tio n M r J. L . E m a n u e l, A ssista n t S ecr eta ry , A u str a lia n H o u sin g C o rp o ra tio n M r J. B . E llio tt, D ir e c to r , F in a n c e , A u str a lia n H o u s in g C o rp o ra tio n

M r R . W . M c H e n r y , O fficer a ssistin g th e A u stra lia n H e r ita g e C o m m issio n

Treasury Official:

M r C . J. D o lm a n , S en io r F in a n c e O fficer (G r a d e 2 ) .

T h e C h airm an ca lled o n the fo llo w in g D iv isio n s fo r co n sid era tio n :

D iv isio n s 6 8 5 - 6 9 7 — D e p a rtm e n t o f U rb a n a n d R e g io n a l D e v e lo p m e n t

(D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 2 5 0 - 2 5 2 — D ep a rtm e n t o f D e fe n c e ( D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 975-977 — D ep a rtm e n t o f U rb a n a n d R e g io n a l D e v e lo p m e n t

(D o c u m e n t B )

T h e C o m m itte e c o n c lu d e d its c o n sid e r a tio n o f th e p r o p o se d ex p en d itu re for th e D ep a rtm en t o f U rb a n an d R e g io n a l D ev e lo p m e n t.

8 . P A R T I C U L A R S O F P R O P O S E D E X P E N D I T U R E 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 —

D E P A R T M E N T O F A B O R I G I N A L A F F A I R S :

Appearing: S en a to r th e H o n o u r a b le J. L . C avan agh , M in iste r fo r P o lic e and C ustom s, a cc o m p a n ied b y th e fo llo w in g officers:

M r L . A . K . M a lo n e , A c tin g S ecretary

M r P . J. S ullivan, A c tin g F irst A ssista n t S ecreta ry , M a n a g em e n t D iv isio n M r I. S. M itc h e ll, F ir st A ssista n t S ecretary, P rogram D iv isio n M r F . C . T h o r b u m , A c tin g A ssista n t S ecretary, M a n a g em en t S erv ices

B ran ch M r D . J. O ’R o u r k e , A ssista n t S ecreta ry , E c o n o m ic an d P rogram

C o -o rd in a tio n B ranch D r P . J. U c k o , P rin cip a l, A u str a lia n In stitu te o f A b o rig in a l S tu d ies

Treasury Official:

M r C . J. D o lm a n , S en ior F in a n c e O fficer (G r a d e 2 ) .

T h e M in iste r fo r P o lic e and C u sto m s (S e n a to r C a v a n a g h ) m a d e a sta te m e n t to th e C o m m itte e o n E stim a tes fo r th e D ep a rtm e n t o f A b o r ig in a l A ffairs.

T h e C hairm an ca lled o n th e fo llo w in g D iv isio n s fo r co n sid era tio n :

D iv isio n s 1 2 0 -1 2 5 — D ep a rtm en t o f A b o r ig in a l A ffa irs (D o c u m e n t A )

D iv isio n s 8 1 1 - 8 1 3 — D ep a rtm e n t o f A b o r ig in a l A ffairs (D o c u m e n t B )

T h e C o m m itte e co n clu d ed its c o n sid er a tio n o f th e p ro p o sed ex p en d itu re for th e D ep a rtm en t o f A b o rig in a l A ffairs.

9 . A D J O U R N M E N T : T h e C o m m itte e a d jou rn ed at 1 0 .1 5 p .m .

1 0 . A T T E N D A N C E : T h e fo llo w in g m em bers o f th e C o m m itte e w e r e p resen t:

S en ators K eeffe, B o n n er, B u n to n , C arrick, G ie tzelt and M cL a ren ( 6 ) .

S en a to r B a u m e a lso to o k p art in th e C o m m itte e ’s p roceed in gs.

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Chairman

Estimates Committee G

Appendix

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L om b ard H o u se A lla r a S treet C anb erra C ity, A .C .T . 2 6 0 1 8 O cto b er 1 9 7 5

T h e S ecretary S e n a te E stim a te s C o m m ittee G P a rlia m e n t H o u se C an b erra, A .C .T . 2 6 0 0

A tte n tio n : M r P . M u rd och

Departm ent of Urban and Regional D evelopm ent Examination b y Senates E stim ates Com m ittee G

F u rth er to th e p ro ceed in g s o f 2 O ctob er 1 9 7 5 , I h a v e a tta ch ed fo r you r in form a­

t io n d eta ils re q u ested b y th e C o m m ittee b u t w h ic h w e r e n o t m a d e availab le a t th e tim e o f th e h ea rin g s.

R .B .L A N S D O W N

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Hansard, p. 367-8— Docum ent A

Senator Bonner: D o e s th e A I U S h a v e a n y A b o r ig in a l p e o p le o n its staff? I f so ,

w o u ld an office girl A b o r ig in a l em p lo y e e b e tra v ellin g fro m S ta te to S tate? W h at is th e b asis o f issu e o f tic k e ts fo r tra v el fro m S y d n ey t o B risb a n e fo r an A b o r ig in a l

p erso n by th e In stitu te?

A nsw er: T h e A u str a lia n In stitu te o f U rb a n S tu d ies w h ich is a n o n -g o v er n m en t

o rg a n isa tio n h as p ro v id ed th e fo llo w in g in fo r m a tio n to assist th e C o m m itte e in

its d elib eration s.

( 1 ) T h e p erm a n en t staff o f th e A u stra lia n In stitu te o f U rb a n S tu d ies is five.

T h ere are a lso three p a rt-tim e p aid em p lo y ee s. T h ere are, in ad d ition ,

hun dred s o f v o lu n ta ry w ork ers arou n d A u stra lia . ( 2 ) T h e A b o r ig in a l lass referred to b y S e n a to r N . T . B o n n e r is M iss S u e C hilly. She is n o t an e m p lo y ee o f A I U S . R a th er , sh e is a m em b e r o f a T ask F o r c e

ap p oin ted b y A I U S to atten d , w ith th e o th e r m em b ers o f th e T a sk F o rc e, sem in ars an d m eetin g s o n h o u sin g arou n d A u stra lia during th e y ea r o f th e G reat H o u sin g D e b a te . I e n clo se a c o p y o f th e first draft o f th e report o f

th e T ask F o rc e. I also e n clo se a co p y o f th e I n stitu te ’s recen t n ew sletter,

A u stra lia n U rb a n S tu dies. Y o u w ill se e fro m th e se d o cu m en ts h o w th e

T ask F o rc e w a s organ ised, h o w it w o rk ed , and w h a t it has p ro d u ced s o far.

( 3 ) T h e o th er m em b ers o f th e T a sk F o r c e are:

• M r E r n e st E y ers (C h a ir m a n ), p rev io u sly A d v ise r t o th e R ese rv e B a n k , Sydn ey.

• M r V ic to r Jen n in gs, C hairm an o f J en n in g s In du stries, M elb ou rn e. • D r R o n a ld M e n d elso h n , F irst A ssista n t S ecretary, D ep a rtm en t o f

H o u sin g and C o n stru ctio n , C anb erra. ( 4 ) O n th e q u estio n o f first-class travel, I e n c lo se a relev a n t ex tra ct, su itab ly

m arked, o f a tran script o f a d iscu ssio n th at to o k p la c e on 2 8 A u g u st 1 9 7 5 in th e E x e c u tiv e C o m m ittee o f A IU S . Y o u w ill se e th at, save fo r th e

m em bers o f th e task fo rces, A I U S travel is b y ec o n o m y class.

( 5 ) A n ex a m p le o f a c o m p leted ta sk fo rc e ex e rc ise is th e rep ort o n P eo p le

in th e C ities. H e re is a c o p y o f it.

Hansard, p. 372— Docum ent A

Division 2 5 0 — R ent, $2 0 ,7 9 1 ,0 0 0

Senator Carrick: R e q u e st fo r an a ssessm en t o f th e o v er a ll rate o f in crea se a b o v e th e original estim a tes fo r rents in 1 9 7 4 -7 5 .

Answer: T h e d etails o f ad d ition al c o s ts o v er and a b o v e th is origin al a n n u al

ap propriation fo r 1 9 7 4 -7 5 , to g eth e r w ith p ercen ta g e in cr ea se s, are as set ou t o n

th e attach ed sch ed u le.

Division 6 8 5 /3 /0 1 — Australian Institute of Urban Studies, $50,000

Division

Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1974-75

Expenditure 1974-75 Additional funds,

1974-75

Percentage increase of appropriation

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1975-76

$ $ $ $

685/4—Department . . 34,037,000 37,714,605 3 677,605 10.8 42,369,000

250—Defence . . . 17,002,000 17,474,460 472,460 2.7 20,791,000

51,039,000 55,189,065 4,150,065 63,160,000

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Hansard, p. 373— D ocum ent B

Division 9 7 3 /3 — G lebe E state R ehabilitation $2,000,000

Senator Carrick: A t its h ea rin g o n 2 O cto b er 1 9 7 5 th e C o m m itte e ask ed th a t it

b e su p p lied w ith certa in m a teria l fro m th e P ro ject O ffice in re la tio n to th e G leb e

E sta te . I n p articu lar th ere w a s m e n tio n o f th e regu lar B u lle tin s issu ed b y th e

P roject O ffice to p e o p le in th e E s ta te and details o f th e a ctu a l c o st o f reh a b ilita tio n o f d w ellin g u n its. T h e D ep a rtm e n t w a s a lso ask ed w h e th er th e P arliam en t co u ld b e p ut o n th e m ailin g lis t fo r litera tu re a b o u t th e P roject.

Answer: T h e fo llo w in g p ap ers are atta ch ed :

( 1 ) T h e C o n su lta n ts’ R ep o rt o n th e fe a sib ility o f acq u irin g an d rehab ilitatin g th e G le b e E sta te;

( 2 ) P ro jec t In fo rm a tio n B u lle tin s, N u m b e rs 1-8;

( 3 ) S ta tistic a l d a ta su p p lied to th e R e sid e n ts’ A d v iso ry C o m m itte e;

( 4 ) E x tr a c ts o n th e G le b e P roject fro m B u d g e t P ap ers fo r 1 9 7 4 -7 5 and

1 9 7 5 -7 6 ;

( 5 ) E x tra c t o n th e G le b e P ro ject fro m th e D ep a rtm e n t o f U r b a n and R e g io n a l D e v e lo p m e n t’s S econ d A n n u a l R ep o rt, 1 9 7 3 -7 4 ;

( 6 ) D e ta ils o f a c tu a l c o s t o f reh a b ilita tio n .

T h e P a rlia m en ta ry L ibrary h a s b e e n p la c e d o n th e m ailin g list fo r th e P roject In fo rm a tio n B u lle tin s and there w ill b e a report o n th e G le b e E sta te in th e D ep a rt­ m en t’s T hird A n n u a l R ep o rt, 1 9 7 4 -7 5 , w h ich is ex p e c te d to b e tabled in the

se co n d w e e k in N o v em b e r.

G L E B E PROJECT— R E H A B IL IT A T IO N COSTS

A. Premises completely rehabilitated: 43 C ow per Street, 1-bedroom terrace house— $10,775 (total co st). 54 M itchell Street, 2-bedroom 2-storey terrace house— $13,328. 6 4 M itchell Street, sim ilar to 5 4 but fire damaged— $19,400.

28 M itchell Street, 2-bedroom single-storey terrace house— $14,700.

B. Premises whose rehabilitation should be completed within one month: 108 D erw ent Street (E lsie W om en’s R efu g e ), 8 bedroom s and 3 large parlours, 2-storey; accom m odation for 30— $ 4 9 ,0 0 0 (total cost). 33 D erw ent Street, large 4-bedroom terrace house— $16,500.

120 G lebe P oint Road, large 3-bedroom , double-fronted; very poor condition— $16,800.

C. Premises for which contracts have been let and rehabilitation should be completed in 13 weeks: 40 M t V ernon Street, plus roof o f 42 M t V ernon Street, 2-bedroom 2-storey terrace house— $11,8 5 0 (contract p rice).

D. Premises for which firm estimates have been established and tenders called: 23 Phillip Street, 1-bedroom single-storey terrace house— $10,700. 52-78 M itchell Street, 1 terrace, 12 units, 2-bedroom 2-storey— $12,200 each. 24-34 Mt V ernon Street, 6 units in all, 2-3 bedroom s, elaborate, individualised

detached and sem i-detached cottages— $13 ,0 0 0 each. 128 G lebe Point Road, large 6-bedroom house, accom m odation for 14— $33,000. 26, 30-50 M itchell Street, 12 units, 2-bedroom single-storey terrace houses— $12 ,0 0 0 each.

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105-133 G lebe Street, 16 units, 15 3-bedroom single-storey terrace houses, 1 shop w ith prem ises above— $ 1 2 ,2 0 0 each. 30 W estm oreland Street, 2-bedroom double-fronted terrace houses— $11 ,5 0 0 each. 47-57 A rundel Street, 2 single-fronted 1-bedroom terrace houses; 4 double-fronted

3-bedroom terrace houses— $ 7 0 ,2 0 0 (in total) (i.e. average $ 1 1 ,7 0 0 each).

Hansard, p. 373— Docum ent B

Subdivision 2 — H olsworthy Investigatory Project, $ 4 ,572,000

Senator Carrick: R e q u e st fo r d eta ils in w r itin g o f th e p ro g ress o f th e d elo u sin g

o p e r a tio n an d th e r e co v e ry o f th e area.

Answer: T h e H o ls w o r th y In v estig a to ry P ro ject c o n sis ts o f a d e v e lo p m e n t area o f a p p r o x im a tely 5 0 h ec ta r e s w ith in a larger a re a o f a p p r o x im a tely 1 ,1 0 0 h ecta res w h ic h is recla im ed fro m t h e A r m y fo r co m m u n ity u sa g e.

N o n e o f th e area t o b e d ev elo p e d fo r co m m u n ity u s e p resen ts a n y p rob lem

resu ltin g fro m p rev io u s u sa g e, as th e A r m y h as d ecla red it sa fe o n th e grou n ds

th a t it h as n o t, in th e p a st, b een u sed as a ran ge.

P ro g ress o f th e In v estig a to ry P ro ject is su ch th a t th e first o f th e 5 0 0 lo ts

to b e tu rn ed o ff fro m th e 5 0 h ecta res w ill b e a v a ila b le in th e first q u a rter o f 1 9 7 6 .

T h e A u stra lia n G o v ern m en t th is y ea r is sp en d in g $ 4 ,5 7 2 ,0 0 0 o n this p ro ject, o f

w h ic h p art is t o r e lo c a te th e A r m y from th is area.

A n in v estig a tio n h as b een u n d erta k en in o rd er to d eterm in e th e p o ssib le

su ita b ility o f a n area a d jacen t to th e 1 ,1 0 0 h ecta r es fo r fu tu re p lan n in g. It is

th is area w h ich m a y p re se n t p rob lem s as e n v isa g e d b y th e S en a to r as it w a s o n ce

u se d as a ran ge b u t p resen ts n o p rob lem s fo r th e H o lsw o r th y In v estig a to ry

P ro ject as su ch .

Hansard, p. 376— D ocum ent B

Division 9 7 5 /4 Provision for D efence Service Homes, $70,000,000

Senator Carrick: Is it n o t a fa c t that in th e B u d g e t it is in d ica ted th at w ar service

h o m e lo a n s h a v e b e e n c u t from $ 1 3 0 m illio n t o $ 7 0 m illion?

Answer: A s a n n ou n ced in th e B u d g et S p eech (r e fe r e n c e p a g e 5 6 ) an d as d eta iled o n p a g e 9 8 o f th e E x p la n a to r y N o te s , this to ta l a m o u n t o f $ 1 2 2 .5 m illio n is m ad e

u p as fo llo w s:

D iv isio n N o . 9 7 5 / 4 — $ m

P ro v isio n fo r D e fe n c e S ervice H o m e s (th is is th e a m o u n t p rovid ed in th e S up ply A c t ) . . . . . . . 7 0

D iv isio n N o . 9 7 5 / 5 / 0 1 — A u str a lia n H o u sin g C orp oration — A d v a n c e s (b e in g p o rtio n o f th e a m o u n t p ro v id ed fo r th e A u stra lia n H o u sin g C o rp o ra tio n t o b e u sed fo r D e fe n c e S ervice H o m e s lo a n s ) . . . . 1 9 . 3

E stim a ted rep a y m en ts o f p rin cip al b y D e fe n c e S erv ice H o m es

p urch asers an d b orrow ers fro m 1 D ec e m b e r 1 9 7 5 to 3 0 J u n e

1 9 7 6 and to b e retain ed b y th e C o rp o ra tio n fo r relen d in g to

D e fe n c e S erv ice H o m e s ap p lican ts . . . . . 3 3 . 2

T o t a l ............................................................................................................ $ 1 2 2 . 5

T h e estim a ted n u m b er o f D e fe n c e S erv ice H o m e s lo a n s to b e p rovid ed for

in 1 9 7 5 - 7 6 is 8 ,4 8 0 .

270

Hansard, p. 317— Docum ent B

Division 97 7 — Urban and Regional D evelopm ent Financial Assistance, $274,510,000

Senator Carrick: R e q u e st fo r a ta b le o f exp en d itu re in 1 9 7 4 -7 5 o n th e m ajor

program s.

Answer: D e ta ils are co n ta in ed in th e a tta ch ed sch ed u le.

D E P A R T M E N T O F U R B A N A N D R E G I O N A L D E V E L O P M E N T

S U M M A R Y O F M A J O R E X P E N D I T U R E P R O G R A M S 1 9 7 5 - 7 6

Program Appropriation

Bill (No. 2)*

Special

Appropriationst Total 1975-76 Expenditure

1974-75

Albury-Wodonga development . Growth centres development . Land agreements . . .

Wooloomooloo planning and works

38.000. 000 23.500.000 50.000. 000 14.670.000

6 $11,300 3,322,400 3,614,700

38,6Π,300 26,822,400 53.614,700 14,670,000

42,2^3,428 17,466,917 39,809,947

Total Urban expansion and redevelopment 126,170,000 7,548,400 133,718,400 99,490,292

Area improvement . . .

Sewerage . . . . .

Water supply . . . .

National estate . . . .

Flood mitigation . . .

Pollution of Molonglo River agreement

17.500.000 113,000,000 10.640.000 5,000,000

2,200,000

194,600 2,031,500

450,000 1,500,000

17,694,600 115,031,500 10,640,000 5,000,000

2.650.000 1.500.000

13,776,234 117,712,335 4,400,000 7,042,990

Totals . . . . 274,510,000 11,724,500 286,234,500 242,421,851

* As shown in Budget Paper No. 3, 1975-76. t As shown in Table 7 of Budget Paper No. 4, 1975-76.

D E P A R T M E N T O F H O U S IN G A N D C O N S T R U C T IO N

1 7 Y arra S treet

H a w th o rn , V ic to r ia 9 O cto b er 1 9 7 5

T h e S ecretary S en a te E s tim a te s C o m m itte e G P a rlia m en t H o u s e C anb erra, A .C .T .

D E P A R T M E N T O F H O U S IN G A N D C O N S T R U C T IO N

A t th e ex a m in a tio n o f this D ep a rtm e n t’s estim a tes o f exp en d itu re by S en a te E stim a tes C o m m itte e G o n 2 O c to b er 1 9 7 5 , S en a to r C arrick ask ed th e fo llo w in g q u estion :

‘C a n y o u , from you r records th a t y o u h a v e h ere, in d ic a te to m e w h at su p p le­ m en tary ap p rop riation w a s n ecessa ry fo r th ese item s th a t are im m ed iately b efore u s?’

271

S en a to r C arrick w a s referrin g t o D iv is io n 8 6 0 C a p ita l W o rk s fo r C iv il

D ep a rtm en ts.

A to ta l o f $ 9 ,4 0 5 ,6 0 0 w a s o b ta in e d fro m A d d itio n a l E s tim a te s in 1 9 7 4 -7 5

f o r C iv il C a p ita l W o rk s, viz.

Original Appropriation Additional Estimates

Total

Appropriation

Appropriation Act (No. 2) 1974-75 . . . .

$

125,923,000

$

1

$

Appropriation Act (No. 4) 1974-75 . . . .

Appropriation Act (No. 6) 1974-75 . . . .

650,000 !- 8,755,600J 135,328,600

125,923,000 9,405,600 135,328,600

T h a t is to sa y a d d itio n a l a p p rop riation o f a b o u t p er c e n t w as so u g h t in

1 9 7 4 - 7 5 , b u t n o t a ll o f th is w a s req u ired as a re su lt o f c o s t in crea ses.

A n an alysis h as b e e n m a d e o f th e v a rio u s rea so n s w h ich g a v e rise to th e

n e e d fo r A d d itio n a l E s tim a te s. A lth o u g h it is n o t p o ssib le to c o m p le te ly id en tify

th e in crea ses resu ltin g fro m c o s t m o v e m e n ts an d o th e r fa c to r s, su ch a s th e

g e n e r a l im p ro v em en t in p rogress th at o b ta in e d in 1 9 7 4 - 7 5 , in b ro a d term s

th e rea so n s w ere:

Additional amount Reasons

$

3,679,600 Cost increases

4,225,000 Better progress

1,501,000 Other factors

9,405,600

A. S. R E I H E R

Secretary

24389/75