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Tuesday, 23 November 1971
Page: 3530


Mr Wallis asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

What Commonwealth departments and instrumentalities with properties within the boundaries of the City of Port Pirie (a) make and (b) do not make ex gratia grants to the City Council in lieu of rates.


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

The following shows, as accurately as can be ascertained, those Commonwealth departments and instrumentalities with properties within the boundaries of the City of Port Pirie that, in accordance with Commonwealth policy, (a) make or (b) do not make ex gratia payments to the City Council in lieu of rates:

(a)   Department of the Army (residential premises).

Department of Health (residential premises).

Postmaster-General's Department (residential premises).

Australian Broadcasting Commission (residential premises).

Australian Stevedoring Industry Authority (residential premises).

Commonwealth Railways (residential premises).

Commonwealth Banking Corporation (office and residential premises).

(b)   Department of Customs and Excise. Department of the Interior and the Departments and authorities (other than the Commonwealth Banking Corporation) listed in (a) in respect of non-residential premises.







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