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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2332


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

When was the last approach made to or by New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia for any of them to refer power to the Commonwealth to operate airline services within the State or to consent to the establish ment and operation of such services by the Commonwealth.


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

The States which have approached the Commonwealth in this connection are Western Australia and South Australia. The last approach by Western Australia was in 1955, and the last by South Australia was in 1963. New South Wales and Victoria have made no such approaches, and die Commonwealth has made no approaches to any of these States.

Surface Damage by Aircraft (Question No. 3983)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister repre senting the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

Have Queensland, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory yet passed laws relating to surface damage by, aircraft such as the other States passed many years ago.


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

It has not yet been possible to obtain uniform legislation on this subject in these States and Territories.







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