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Thursday, 23 March 1972
Page: 852

Senator MARRIOTT (TASMANIA) (Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Health) - My question is addressed to the Minister for Civil Aviation. In view of the obvious benefits which would accrue from the adoption of the 24- hour clock system which is used in many services and spheres of activity here and abroad, and particularly because Qantas Airways Ltd and other airlines overseas use this system, will the Minister give favourable consideration to urging that the system be introduced for all airline schedules in Australia? Does he not agree that if this forward step were taken it would be a helpful move towards the gradual total adoption of the 24-hour clock system.

Senator COTTON - I welcome the suggestion. My impression of the 24-hour clock system is that those people who were in the Services have a much better feeling and understanding of it than those who were not. Many people are confused when one uses the 24-hourclock system. Nonetheless it is a suggestion that I think we should take seriously. I shall find out what canbe done about it.

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