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Tuesday, 7 December 1971
Page: 4261

Mr Wallis (GREY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   On how many occasions in 1970-71 was disciplinary action taken against Commonwealth Railways employees which resulted in employees being fined under the provisions of the Commonwealth Railways Act.

(2)   What sum in fines was imposed on employees.

(3)   What right of appeal exists against these fines.

(4)   For what purpose is the money collected from fines used.

Mr Nixon - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(1)   There were 415 instances of disciplinary action in 1970-71.

(2)   Fines imposed totalled $967.

(3)   Employees may appeal to the head of their Branch. If the result of this appeal is unsatisfactory, they may appeal to the Commissioner under Commonwealth Railways By-law Nos 61 and 68.

(4)   All moneys collected are credited to Revenue.

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