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Friday, 16 December 1983
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Question No. 530

Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 18 November 1983:

(1) What new authorities, committees, bureaus, or other such groups: (a) have been established; or (b) are proposed, by or within this Department, since 5 March 1983.

(2) How many additional staff: (a) have been, or are being, appointed; or (b) are proposed to be recruited, as a result.

Senator Gietzelt —The Minister for Transport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's questions:


(a) Vehicle Standards Advisory Committee (VSAC), replacing the Advisory Committee on safety in Vehicle design (ACSVD) and the Advisory Committee on Vehicle Performance (ACVP).

(b) Inter-State Commission.


(a) and (b) The establishment of VSAC has not led to a requirement for any additional staff.

Staffing requirements for the Inter-State Commission are yet to be determined.