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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Barnard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Air, upon notice:

(1)   How many (a) officers and (b) men have been reposted within Australia in each of the past 5 years.

(2)   How many (a) families and (b) children have been involved in these repostings in each of the past 5 years.

(3)   What has been the cost of (a) furniture removals, (b) vehicle removals and (c) furniture storage for the same years.

(4)   What disturbance allowance is paid to those reposted.

Mr Killen - The Minister for Air has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   Male officer and airmen postings within Australia during the period concerned, are as follows:


(2)   The assessed number of families and children involved in the above postings are:




Precise costs of vehicle removals are not available. In general, separate specific transportation costs are only paid where the movement on posting exceeds 1,000 miles. In these instances the cost is inseparable from the general removal charges. For movements less than 1,000 miles, members are paid a mileage rate. These costs which have only been segregated from normal travelling allowance costs since 1968-69 are:


(4)   The current rates of disturbance allowance are:

(a)   where a married member occupies furnished accommodation at the locality of his new posting, disturbance allowance is $50 for each removal.

(b)   where a married member occupies unfurnished accommodation in the locality of his posting and his furniture and effects are removed to such premises at public expense:


(c)   where an unmarried member has been granted a removal at public expense:


(d)   where a member initially occupies furnished accommodation and then subsequently unfurnished accommodation in the locality of his posting, the total disturbance allowance received does not exceed the rate applicable to unfurnished accommodation.

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