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T im Fischer mp Federal Member for Farrer Leader of the National Party of Australia Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources

PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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STATISTICS WITH A STING

M ARCH 1991

1 Number of pieces of paper to get one container through a Melbourne wharf: 103 to 107

2 Number of containers handled by Swanson Dock annually: 50,000

3 According to State ALP Minister, David White, a similar wharf in Singapore handles: 500,000

4 If Port of Melbourne productivity was doubled, the Port's efficiency on Minister White's estimate, versus Singapore: 20 percent

5 Average down-time of trucks lined up at Webb Dock, Melbourne due to a lack of organisation: 3-5 hours

6 As at 1 March, number of days before Minister Collins must resign to comply with his own dictum on the lack of progress on Waterfront Industry Reform: 68

7 Average number of containers moved utilizing standard equipment and standard size of international containers:

Taiwan 30 per hour

Singapore 25 per hour

Australia 11 per hour

8 Ending Australia's Three Mine Uranium Policy could increase Australian export income by: $750 million

9 Taxation paid to Governments by the mining industry: $4 billion

10 Land area disturbed by mining in Australia: 0.02%

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