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Friday, 21 September 1928


Mr COLEMAN (Reid) (6:43 AM) .-I have asked questions in the House regarding the mileage allowance to Ministers who run their own cars in the Federal Capital Territory, and have sought to learn why public servants are allowed only 7d. a mile when Ministers receive1s. a mile. I understand that this differentiation is causing a good deal of dissatisfaction. I asked also what amount is being paid per month to Ministers on this account, and I was given the gross total. Honorable members are entitled to contrast this expenditure with the maintenance cost of private cars. I do not suggest that there has been any abuse of this allowance, but I think that, if Ministers are allowed to collect1s. a mile, they should pay the same amount to the poor public servants.







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