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Wednesday, 10 May 1972
Page: 1553

Senator WILLESEE asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

(1)   How many1½-ton, 3-ton and 5-ton vehicles now in use by the Postmaster-General's Department, Melbourne Transport Branch, have exceeded (a) 40,000 miles; (b) 60,000 miles; (c) 120,000 miles; and (d) 150,000 miles.

(2)   Has the Postmaster-General's Department the same policy towards replacement and maintenance of vehicles as other Commonwealth Departments; if not, in what respects does PostmasterGeneral's Department policy differ.

Senator GREENWOOD (VictoriaAttorneyGeneral) The PostmasterGeneral has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   (a) three 3-ton and thirteen 5-ton vehicles

(b)   two1½-ton, eleven 3-ton and fourteen 5-ton vehicles

(c)   nil

(d)   nil

(2)   Post Office policy on replacement and maintenance of vehicles generally accords with that of other Commonwealth Departments. However, Sedan cars not chauffeur driven can be replaced at a slightly lower age and mileage than those of some other Commonwealth Departments.

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