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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4597

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

Has the Commonwealth Railways any plan to provide electric light plants for all sidings on the transcontinental and north-south railways where Commonwealth Railways employees are situated, if so, what are its intentions.

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

All railway sidings on the North Australia Railway and a sec ion of the Central Australia Railway, from Stirling North to Maree, at which staff are employed have been equipped with lighting plants. When current proposals are completed all railway sidings on the Trans-Australian Railway at which staff are employed will also be fully equipped. . For this purpose 66 portable lighting plants were purchased for use by railway staff last financial year and provision has been made for a further 116 units to be obtained during the current and next financial years.

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