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Wednesday, 19 March 1941


Senator FOLL - The Minister for the Army has . supplied the following answer: -

A 15 per cent, reduction in fare is allowed by the shipping company to members of the forces travelling between the mainland and Tasmania when on leave.


Senator AYLETT asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Army, upon notice -

1.   Have any arrangements been made for service men from Flinders Island to travel by aeroplane when on leave from camp to enable them to visit their homes?

2.   If so, lias travel free of cost, or any substantial reduction in the present fare, been made available to them?

3.   If not, why not?


Senator FOLL - The Minister for the Army has supplied the following answers : -

1.   Free travel by air is arranged for service men of Flinders Island when proceeding to their homes on p re-embarkation leave if surface transport is unsuitable. 2 and 3. Travelling to Flinders Island on ordinary leave is not free. The Air Lines make a reduction of 10 per cent, on production nf a leave pass.







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