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Thursday, 11 May 1972
Page: 2521

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   By what percentage has interstate goods traffic by road increased since the standard gauge railway between Melbourne and Wodonga was opened for traffic.

(2)   (a) What percentage of the (i) tonnage of and (ii) revenue from interstate goods traffic by rail originated from standing arrangements with road haulage companies at the time the standard gauge railway was opened.

(b)   What percentage of this (i) tonnage and (ii) revenue originates from arrangements with such companies at the present time.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) Statistics of this nature were not maintained by my Department for this period.

However, published statistics for inter capital vehicle movement and average vehicle load collected by the New South Wales Department of Motor Transport at its check point at Marulan near Goulburn, New South Wales, over the period 1965-71 indicate that Sydney-Melbourne road freight increased by 58 per cent and MelbourneSydney freight by 61 per cent.

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