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Wednesday, 10 October 1973
Page: 1912


Mr Drummond (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Customs and Excise, upon notice:

(1)   What sum in customs and excise duties on petroleum products has been collected in each State during each of the years from 1968-69 to1972-73.

(2)   On what gallonage of motor spirit was customs and excise duties levied during each of the same years.

(3)   What increases in customs and excise duties on fuel have been made during each of the same years.

(4)   What payments have been made to each State under the Commonwealth Aid Roads Act 1969.

(5)   What payments have been made to each State under the States Grants (Petroleum Products) Act in each year since the inception of the scheme.

(6)   How many motor vehicles were registered in each State during each of the years from 1968-69 to 1972-73.

Br J. F. Cairns - The Minister for Customs and Excise has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The net customs and excise revenue collected on petroleum products by States is:

 

 

 

(6)   The number of new motor vehicles registered in each State from 1968-69 to 1972-73 are as follows:

 

Australian Capital Territory: Rural Lessees (Question No. 934)


Mr Hunt asked the Minister for the Capital

Territory, upon notice:

Will the Government pay rural lessees in the Australian Capital Territory interest on the amounts owing to the lessees between the dates of withdrawal of their leases and the dates of settlement, having regard to the long delays that are occurring between these dates.


Mr Enderby - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The terms of rural leases were negotiated with the legal representative of the A.CT. Rural Lessees Association prior to the grant of current leases. The leases do not provide for interest to be paid on amounts payable to lessees following withdrawal of land from lease. In these circumstances the leases provide for payment of the value at the date of withdrawal of the lessee-owned fixtures, erections and improvements, such value to be ascertained by agreement or in default of agreement by arbitration. Where land is withdrawn, the lesseee usually retains the use of the land for a period, very often until after settlement is made. He pays no rent or other charges for the use of the land until after settlement is effected and then only on an agistment basis.

Compensation monies are promptly paid after agreement is reached and if there is any long delay in reaching agreement, the lessees are always able to go to arbitration, a course which has only been adopted on rare occasions.







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