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Tuesday, 9 September 1958
Page: 1018

Mr Webb b asked the Minister representing the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice -

1.   Do most of the State governments now grant concession fares te pensioners?

2.   Will the Minister take steps to grant concession fares to pensioners on the Commonwealth railways?

Mr Townley - The Minister for Shipping and Transport has replied as follows: -

1.   Pensioners are granted return railway travel in the States of Western Australia and Victoria at half ordinary fare, and in New South Wales at single fare. The concession applies only to travel in the State in which the pensioner resides.

2.   A proposal to grant concession fare to pensioners on the Commonwealth railways is at present receiving consideration.

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