Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
"Unfair charge to clubs"



Download PDFDownload PDF

P.O. B O X 1206. 8 0 0 R A G 0 0 N . W .A. 61 54 SUITE 8. GATEWAY MELVILLE CITY CENTRE BOORAGOON TEL. (091 364 5554

P E T E R S H A C K . M .P . FEDERAL MEM BER FOR TANGNEY SH AD O W MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND RESPONSIBLE MEDIA RELEASE. 29 MAY , 1 985. T39/85

FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

P A R L I A M E N T O F A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

"UNFAIR CHARGE TO CLUBS"

/

Mr P e t e r S h a c k , the F e d e r a l M e m b e r for T a n g n e y ,

is d i s m a y e d to learn that the F e d e r a l D e p a r t m e n t of

A v a i t i o n has i m p o s e d an a n n u a l c h a r g e of $10 on

c o m m u n i t y o r g a n i s a t i o n s w h i c h d i s p l a y t h eir w all

p l a q u e s in the D o m e s t i c A r r i v a l s H all at P e r t h

Airport.

"The p l a q u e s are p l a c e d there at the e x p e n s e of

each o r g a n i s a t i o n as a s e r v i c e to i n b o u n d p a s s e n g e r s ,"

he s a i d , "And it s e ems p e t t y for the D e p a r t m e n t to

c h a r g e for w h a t is s i m p l y w a l l s p a c e . "

" P e o p l e a r r i v i n g in P e r t h o f t e n w i s h to m a k e c o n t a c t

wit h local o r g a n i s a t i o n s and s e r v i c e c l u b s and this

is one way of l e t t i n g them kno w w h i c h g r o u p s e x i s t and

w h e r e they can be c o n t a c t e d , " Mr S h a c k said.

" T hese g r o u p s p r o v i d e v a l u a b l e c o m m u n i t y s u p p o r t

and m a n y hours of v o l u n t a r y l a b o u r . If they did not

e x ist the G o v e r n m e n t bill for w e l f a r e and c o m m u n i t y

s e r v i c e s w o u l d be m u c h h i g h e r than it is at p r e s e n t , "

he a d d e d .

"The i m p o s i t i o n of this fee has bee n d e s c r i b e d as

b e i n g n e c e s s a r y u n d e r the D e p a r t m e n t ' s cost r e c o v e r y

p r o g r a m , " Mr S h a c k said, "But it is d i f f i c u l t to

see j u s t w h a t c o sts n e e d to be r e c o v e r e d . "

"It s e e m s to me that it w i l l c o s t the D e p a r t m e n t m o r e

than $10 to n o t i f y e a c h o r g a n i s a t i o n and k e e p a r e c o r d

of the fees p a i d . I'd lik e to k n o w w h e r e ' s the l o gic

in that?" Mr S h a c k asked.

C o n t a c t : D e l y s N e w m a n (09) 3 6 A 5 5 5 A