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Tuesday, 1 October 1974
Page: 1493

Senator MARRIOTT (TASMANIA) - My question is addressed to the Minister representing the Minister for Transport. As Australian pensioners are granted various travel concessions, such as the pensioners in Tasmania being able to travel to Victoria on the Australian National Line ship Empress of Australia' by paying 50 per cent of the normal fare, will the Minister ask his colleague, the Minister for Transport, to consider some form of financial subsidy to enable pensioners on King Island and Flinders Island in Bass Strait, where the cost of living is high, to travel at least once a year to either Melbourne or a Tasmanian airport?

Senator CAVANAGH -Yes, I shall convey that suggestion to the Minister for Transport and ask him whether he will consider making some financial subsidy available.

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