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Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976



Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976

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Parliamentary record 16


Questions for 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977; Parliamentary Record; ParliamentNT; 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977




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QUESTIONS wrrnOUT NOTICE - Wednesday 8 December. 1976 ANSWER I understand that the Katherine Rural College has been deferred for this year, but has been by no means taken off the books. It .will possibly be put on in the next financial year. 1676 Mr DONDAS to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER Has the Department of the Northern Territory formulated any regard to the sale of caravans and demountables that are required by them for temporary' accolllIllodation? policy with no longer As is often the case, I am unaware of what goes on in the Department of the Northern Territory. As far as the Darwin Reconstruction COlllIllission is concerned, I can assure him that at this stage there has been no consideration by the cOlllIllission with regard to a recolllIllendation for a policy for either the disposal or ultimate use of either the caravans or demountables. The cOlllIllission has sought information from the various interested departments and organisations or bodies, such as the Houstng COlllIllission, in a hope to prepare recolllIllendations on such a policy. 1677 Mr KENTISH to Miss ANDREW ANSWER Has the Director of Education reached a policy decision concerning the employment or re-employment of persons with previous specified convictions? It is the role of the COlllIllissioner of the COlllIllonwealth Teaching Service to set policy guidelines in so far as they are beyond legislation and I am not aware that he has done so. If the honourable member for Arnhem could place the question on notice, we could perhaps learn something more about it. 1678 Mrs LAWRIE to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER I refer to a press report of the Chairman of the Reconstruct~on Commission, Mr Clem Jones, visiting the Stokes Hill Power Station and subsequently making some rather disparaging remarks. Was this done in his official capacity, both his visit and his subsequent remarks, and, if so, with the knowledge and consent of the other cOlllIllissioners? At the last meeting of the Darwin Reconstruction COlllIllission, brief mention was made of the problems that were being encountered in a number of the operational areas attaching to the electricity supply in Darwin. I cannot recall any specific motions that ,resulted from that. I would not see it as being inconsistent that the Chairman of the Darwin Reconstruction COlllIllission in his own right, by occupying that office, could make inspections of any undertaking which the Darwin Reconstruction COlllIllission has a functional role as part of its responsibility. I believe that any action of the chairman has probably resulted from a visit that he has initiated at his own goodwill.

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