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Tuesday, 3 June 1969

Senator ANDERSON - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

1.   Kingsford Smith Hire Cars

Kingsgrove Hire Car Service

Legion Hire Cars

Hurleston Park Hire Cars

Broadway Hire Cars

Ambassador Hire Cars

Hughes Motor Services

Mays Hill Hire Cars

Carlton Hire Cars

Mosman Cremorne Hire Cars

Gymea and District Hire Cars

Earlwood Hire Cars

Balmoral Hire Cars

Kings Hire Cars.

2.   The contracts are arranged by the Department of Supply as a result of competitive tender and the essential terms are -

Duration of Contract- 1 April 1968 to 31 March 1970.

Bases of Payment - Payment is made according to time and mileage from pick-up to set-down except where the job involves travelling outside a 20 miles radius from the G.P.O., when payment is made 'depot to depot' on miles plus waiting time basis.

Rates of Hire - The hourly rates charged vary from $1.80 to $2.40 and the mileage rates from 12 cents to15 cents. In addition there are various minimum charges and some contractors offer discount rates for prompt payment of accounts.

For work outside the 20 miles radius the bases of charge include waiting time rates varying from $1.50 to $2.40 per hour and mileage rates varying from 10 cents to 16 cents per mile. There are also various minimum charges and prompt payment discounts.


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