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Equality body to get help

Louis Won

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.