A 60-STRONG secretariat will be needed to support the Equal Opportunities Commission to be set up early next year. The commission's annual budget will be around $65 million at 1995-96 prices. The commission is needed before the sex and disability discrimination laws can take effect. The secretariat will be headed by a chief executive who will work directly for the chairman, according to a government document circulated to legislators. The Government hopes a funding proposal can be submitted to the finance committee soon. The secretariat will have four divisions: gender, disability, legal service, and administration and promotion. It will provide executive and secretarial support to the commission.