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Friday, 25 September 1970


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Which organisations have applied for the reimbursement of their costs of representation before the Court of Marine Inquiry in the 'Noongah' case and when did they first do so.

(2)   When does he expect that a decision will be made on these applications.


Mr Sinclair (NEW ENGLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Industry) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The Merchant Service Guild of Australia', on 18 February 1970, and on 26 March 1970 the Seamen's Union of Australia an behalf of the following maritime unions:

The Seamen's Union of Australia

The Federated Marine Stewards' and Pantrymen's Association of Australasia

The Federated Shipwrights and Ship Constructors' Association of Australasia

The Marine Cooks, Bakers and Butchers' Association of Australasia.

(2)   A decision was made as 1 September 1970.







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