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Wednesday, 3 June 1970

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   What is the salary and what are the allowances paid to each of the following officers of the Commonwealth Railways: the Secretary, the Chief Mechanical Engineer, the Chief Civil Engineer, the Chief Traffic Manager, the Comptroller of Stores, the Comptroller of Accounts and Audit, and the Special Service Engineer.

(2)   What was the salary and what were the allowances paid to each of these officers in 1961.

(3)   On what date was or dates were these salaries and allowances fixed by determination of the Public Service Arbitrator.

Mr Sinclair (NEW ENGLAND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Industry) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The salaries paid to officers in Commonwealth Railways at present and in 1961 are as follows:


Allowances, other than normal travelling allowance for duty away from home station, are not payable. Nor were any allowances other than travelling allowance payable in 1961.

(3)   With the exception of salary for Comptroller of Accounts and Audit, salaries currently payable are included in schedules of salaries contained in Determinations of the Public Service Arbitrator, which had effect from 21 December 1969. Present salary for Comptroller of Accounts and Audit, also effective from 21 December 1969, was determined by the Commonwealth Railways Commissioner in accordance with Section 46 (2) of the Commonwealth Railways Act 1917-1968.

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