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Thursday, 29 March 1979
Page: 1380


Mr Chapman asked the Minister for Home Affairs, upon notice, on 2 1 February 1979:

(   1 ) Has he had time to conclude his consideration of the wide range of recommendations of the report of the Committee of Inquiry into Public Libraries.

(2)   When will the Government make decisions on the recommendations of the Report and issue an appropriate statement.


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

(   1 ) The report of the Committee of Inquiry into Public Libraries remains under active consideration by the Government. As the honourable member will be aware the report contains a considerable number of recommendations which have far-reaching implications for all levels of government. Moreover, the recommendations envisage heavy expenditure by the Commonwealth and the States in the realisation of the objectives of the Committee's report. Accordingly, the Government needs to weigh up carefully the priorities proposed in the report with other expenditure priorities, particularly in the light of the Government's policy of expenditure restraint.

(2)   When the Government is in a position to make decisions on the recommendations in the report an appropriate announcement will be made.

Aviation Charges (Question No. 3239)


Mr Burr asked the Minister for Transport, on notice, on 22 February 1979:

(   1 ) What was the quantum of revenue collected from all (a) domestic airlines and (b) international airlines for (i) air navigation charges, (ii) airport terminal rental and (iii) aviation fuel levy during 1977-78.

(2)   What charges were made against the RAAF for (a) air navigation and (b) aviation fuel levy during 1977-78.


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

(1)   The following revenues were collected during 1977-78:

 

(2)   (a) and (b) Nil.







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