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Tuesday, 11 February 1986
Page: 120

(Question No. 694)


Senator Bolkus asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 26 November 1985:

(1) How much of the VIP Fleet's time is used by the Governor-General, and others.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) For the period 1 November 1984 to 31 October 1985, the following figures indicate the usage of 34 Squadron and 33 Squadron aircraft hours for the Governor-General, Government VIP and Defence purposes.

34Sqn

33 Sqn

per cent

per cent

Regal...

0.75

2.35

Governor General...

7.9

1.6

PM+C...

17.3

7.75

Ministers...

32.6

2.1

Opposition...

7.15

0.0

Defence...

34.3

86.2