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Wednesday, 19 April 1961

Mr Killen n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Air, upon notice -

What amount was spent by the Royal Australian Air Force in connexion with the recent search for the Carpenter family in north Queensland?

Mr Osborne - The answer to the honorable member's question is as follows: -

The Royal Australian Air Force is called upon many times throughout each year to engage on mercy missions. In such cases where the possibility of saving lives exists consideration of the costs associated with these ventures would seem inappropriate. In this case the Royal Australian Air Force flew two aircraft for a total of 14 hours 35 minutes at an estimated cost of £1,154.

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