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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
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Mr Morris asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice, on 4 October 1977:

(   1 ) Has his attention been drawn to a report in the Sun Herald newspaper of 18 September 1977 relating to alleged frauds involving the sale of London to Sydney airline tickets.

(2)   If so, is he able to say if there is any substance in the allegations, if so

(a)   What Australian airlines are involved

(b)   What losses have been incurred or are likely to be incurred by each of these airlines; and

(c)   What action, corrective or otherwise has he taken in respect of the events reported

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

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Yes- there is substance in the allegations.

(a)   Qantas.

(   b) No actual loss has been incurred.

(c)   Full police investigation has resulted in the detention of two persons and Qantas is maintaining close contact with the police to assist in the further investigation of this matter.

Overseas Travel by the Prime Minister (Question No. 1607)

Mr Morris asked the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 5 October 1977:

(   1 ) On what occasions and for what purposes has he travelled overseas during the period 1 1 November 1975 to date.

(2)   What was the name, classification and salary of all persons who accompanied him on each occasion.

(3)   What was the cost of (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) other expenditure, and what was the total cost incurred in respect of himself and each person who travelled with him on each journey overseas.

(4)   Which airlines and/or other means of transport were utilised during each journey overseas.

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

See my answer to Senate Question No. 1116.

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