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Wednesday, 20 May 1970


Mr Wallis asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   Are the facilities of the Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratories made available to industry for the determination of industrial noise levels and the provision of advice on ways and means of eliminating dangerous noise.

(2)   If so, can arrangements be made with the Department of Shipping and Transport and the Commonwealth Railways Commissioner to have the Laboratories carry out comprehensive tests in the railway workships at Port Augusta to determine noise levels and recommend ways of reducing the excessive and dangerous noise hazard existing there.


Dr Forbes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The facilities of the Commonwealth Acoustic Laboratory are available to Commonwealth Departments and Instrumentalities.

(2)   Arrangements can be made for the facilities of the 1 Laboratory to be made available at the railway workships at Port Augusta if requested by the appropriate authority.







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