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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4629


Mr Whitlam asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

Is it possible to estimate the cost of roadaccidents to the Commonwealth in

(a)   rehabilitation of injured persons,

(b)   pensions to injured and bereaved persons,

(c)   hospital benefits,

(d)   payments under the Commonwealth Motor Vehicles (Liability) Act and

(e)   repair and replacement of Commonwealth vehicles.


Mr Snedden - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows;'

Inquiries made to date suggest that it may not be practicable to make all the estimates referred to. However, detailed investigation is still proceed- ' ing and I shall advise the honourable member of the outcome as soon as possible.







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