Equality body to get help
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.