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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4594

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Who are the members and what are the terms of reference of the road safety committee of which Mr Justice Meares is chairman.

(2)   On what dates has the committee met.

(3)   When is the expected to report.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Membership of the Expert Group on Road Safety is as follows: The Honourable Mr Justice C. L. D. Meares, Chairman; Mr J. A. Brabham, O.B.E., Brigadier E. F. Campbell, O.B.E., E.D.. Mr P. J. Kenny, Mr P. G. Pak-Poy, Professor J, S. Robertson, Mr S. E. Solomon. O.B.E.. Mr M. F. Sweeny, D.F.C., Mr K. J. Cosgrove (Executive Member). The Group was formed last year to advise the Minister for Shipping and Transport on road safety.

(2)   The Group has met on .he following dates: 17th December 1970, 5th March 1971, 16th April 1971, 11th June 1971, 23rd July 1971, 10th September 1971, 8lh October 1971, 5th November 1971, 2nd and 3rd December 1971.

(3)   The Group is currently undertaking a National Review of the Road Accident Situation in Australia, based on an analysis of Australian and overseas information on major aspects affecting road safety. As part of its review, a National Road Safety Symposium is to be held in Canberra, 14lh-16 h March 1972. On completion of its scientific and objective examination of the situation the Group will bc making its report.

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