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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
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Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 4 October 1977:

As a result of the Government's decision in November 1976 to devalue the Australian dollar and also taking into account subsequent fluctuations in the exchange rate, what were the additional costs, in November 1976 prices, borne by the Defence vote for procurement of items of capital equipment for which contracts had been let to overseas suppliers.


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

Additional payments made to overseas suppliers under contracts for the procurement of capital equipment resulting from the Government's decision in November 1976 to devalue the Australian dollar and subsequent fluctuations in the exchange rate amounted to $A20.169m in the period to 30 June 1977.

International Airlines: Operations on Domestic Routes (Question No. 1600)


Mr Morris asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 5 October 1977:

(1)   Did he tell me in answer to question No. 950 (Hansard, 2 June 1977, page 2596) that the Department of Transport had instituted an inquiry into all aspects of the question of carriage of international passengers by international air carriers between Australian cities.

(2)   If so, has the inquiry been completed and will he make the results public.

(3)   If the inquiry is incomplete, when does he expect it to be finalised and will he undertake to make its report public.

(4)   What are the names and classifications of the officers carrying out the inquiry.


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

(1)   Yes.

(2)   and (3) The answers of these questions were given in my reply to question No. 1 492.

(4)   The names of the officers conducting the domestic aviation policy review have already been released. The Steering Committee for the international civil aviation policy review will comprise, apart from Professor C. A. Gannon, Assistant Professor at Monash University, whose appointment has already been announced, the following officers of the Department of Transport:

Mr J.H. Rowland, First Assistant Secretary, Level 3, Chairman

Mr J.E. Schofield, First Assistant Secretary, Level 3 Mr J. W. Spencer, A/g First Assistant Secretary, Level 3 Mr R. M. Seymour, Director, Queensland Region, Level 2

The study team will be directed by Mr K. H. Toakley Assistant Secretary, Level 1.







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