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Tuesday, 28 September 1971
Page: 1597


Mr Hayden asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

Does the Government intend to allow subscriptions to ambulance insurance as a tax deduction; if not, why not.


Mr Snedden (BRUCE, VICTORIA) (Treasurer) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows: lt is not the practice of the Government to reply to questions which involve matters of policy. Nevertheless, the question of allowing income tax deductions in respect of ambulance insurance subscriptions was considered during the preparation of the 1971-72 Budget but, in the light of the overall objective of the Budget, the Government took the view that it should not propose concessions going beyond those which 'I announced.

Boeing 747 Aircraft (Question No: 3467)


Mr Lionel Bowen (KINGSFORD-SMITH, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   What insurance cover has been arranged in respect of the 4 Boeing 747 aircraft purchased by the Commonwealth for Qantas on 10th December 1970.

(2)   What is the name of the insurance company and what premiums are payable.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Qantas has arranged hull and third party insurance covers on its fleet of 4 Boeing 747 aircraft, two of which, have already been delivered.

These covers embrace normal flight and ground risks and the extra perils of war, riots, strikes, civil commotion, hijacking, acts of sabotage, malicious acts, terrorist activities and similar risks. The sum insured, in $US25m for normal flight and ground risks on the hulls, and $US18m for the extra perils. Aircraft third party cover is $US80m.

(2)   All policies are underwritten on the London aviation market, with Lloyds' European and American .underwriting groups participating. The insurances were handled through the Qantas brokers, Harvey Trinder (Northern) Pty Ltd. It is not considered that it would be appropriate to make public the premiums payable to the underwriters in respect of these insurances, as this is a normal confidential commercial arrangement.

Select Committee on Aircraft Noise: Recommendations (Question No. 3474)


Mr Bennett (SWAN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   Which of the recommendations of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Aircraft Noise, tabled in the House on 29th October 1970, have been adopted.

(2)   Have any recommendations not been adopted; if so, what recommendations and why.


Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question.

(1)   The following Recommendations have been adopted:

I, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17(a), 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.

(2)   The following Recommendations are at present under consideration: 5, 8, 17(b), 17(c), 17(d).







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