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Wednesday, 24 October 1984
Page: 2405

(Question No. 1201)


Senator Reid asked the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 4 October 1984:

In respect of the Minister's Department and statutory authorities responsible to the Minister:

(a) how many motor vehicles did they own before 2 March 1983;

(b) how many motor vehicles do they now own;

(c) how many motor vehicles have they purchased since 2 March 1983;

(d) what type, size and make of motor vehicles have they purchased;

(e) what was the individual and total cost of these vehicles; and

(f) for what purpose were the vehicles purchased.


Senator Gietzelt —The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(a) 76;

(b) 73;

(c) 30;

(d) and (e)

Type

Size

Make

Cost

$ Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

9,457.00 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

9,289.00 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

8,893.05 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

10,357.84 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

11,034.54 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

10,954.00 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

7,623.35 Sedan 4.1 litre

Ford

8,196.00 Sedan 2.0 litre

Ford

6,678.00 Sedan 3.3 litre

GMH

8,500.46 Sedan 3.3 litre

GMH

8,417.00 Sedan 3.3 litre

GMH

7,828.55 Sedan 1.6 litre

GMH

4,770.76 Sedan 1.6 litre

GMH

7,115.92 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

8,281.13 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

9,557.53 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

10,293.85 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

10,884.84 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

10,909.54 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

9,102.87 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

10,906.34 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

9,387.38 Station Wagon 4.1 litre

Ford

8,227.33 Station Wagon 3.3 litre

GMH

8,949.32 Station Wagon 3.3 litre

GMH

9,362.00 Station Wagon 1.6 litre

GMH

7,864.82 Station Wagon 1.6 litre

GMH

8,784.00 Station Wagon 1.6 litre

GMH

8,036.00 Panel Van 3.3 litre

Ford

9,556.08 Van 2.0 litre

Toyota

8,935.00

268,113.50

(f) The Department provides vehicles to veterans who, as a result of their service, are suffering from certain amputations or paraplegia. The purpose of the gift is the benefit derived by the recipient and there is no requirement that the veteran drive the vehicle personally, or that the gift vehicle be the only family vehicle. Although described as a gift, title to the vehicle remains vested in the Commonwealth and it is necessary for the grantee to complete an undertaking not to sell or otherwise dispose of the vehicle without prior written approval of the Commission. A new replacement vehicle is supplied when an existing one is five years old or has travelled 80,000 kilometres.