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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
Page: 3113


Mr Wallis asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 1 November 1977:

As the construction of the new Tarcoola-Alice Springs railway line has reached a point north of Coober Pedy, are there any plans in hand by the Australian National Railways to provide rail services as far as Manguri Siding to serve the township of Coober Pedy, now dependent on the extremely unreliable Stuart Highway.


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

Australian National Railways expect to introduce a twice weekly goods service to Manguri in December. The possibility of a co-ordinated road service being provided between Manguri and Coober Pedy by road transport operators is also being investigated.

Weisscredit: Mr Renzo di Piramo (Question No. 561)


Mr E G WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the AttorneyGeneral, upon notice, on 30 March 1977:

Have any authorities for which he is ministerially responsible had inquiries (a) from Switzerland or (b) from any other country about (i) the operations of Weisscredit in Australia or (ii) the whereabouts of Mr Renzo di Piramo?


Mr Howard - The Attorney-General has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

I am informed that the answer to the honourable member's question is no.







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