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(6) The merits of speed cameras have been well publicised to reduce public anxiety against cameras. Last year the Australian College of Road Safety held a public seminar which canvassed the issue of threats against camera operators.

Public service-airline travel

(Question No 1252)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Economic Development, Business and Tourism, upon notice, on 11 February 2004:

In relation to airline travel in the ACT Public Service and ACT Government:

(1) How many airline flights each month did officers in your department or associated agencies undertake on official business between 1 July 2003 and 31 January 2004;

(2) How many of these flights were on (a) Qantas, (b) Rex Airlines and (c) Virgin Blue services;

(3) How many airline flights did officers in your departments or associated agencies undertake on official business between Canberra and Sydney or vice versa between 1 July 2003 and 31 January 2004;

(4) How many of these flights were on (a) Qantas, (b) Rex Airlines or (c) an airline other than Qantas or Rex.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question, in relation to the Office of Business and Tourism and Australian Capital Tourism, is as follows:

(1) Airline flights undertaken by month between 1 July 2003 and 31 January 2004 were:

July 2003

15 return trips comprising 36 flights (legs) in total

August 2003

16 return trips comprising 37 flights (legs) in total

September 2003

16 return trips comprising 34 flights (legs) in total

October 2003

7 return trips comprising 14 flights (legs) in total

November 2003

15 return trips comprising 49 flights (legs) in total

December 2003

19 return trips comprising 38 flights (legs) in total

January 2004

7 return trips comprising 14 flights (legs) in total

(2) Of these 95 return trips, the number of flights taken on Qantas, Rex Airlines and Virgin Blue services were:

July 2003

35 flights (legs) on Qantas, 1 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

August 2003

33 flights (legs) on Qantas, 4 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

September 2003

32 flights (legs) on Qantas, 2 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

October 2003

9 flights (legs) on Qantas, 5 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

November 2003

34 flights (legs) on Qantas

December 2003

28 flights (legs) on Qantas, 10 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

January 2004

12 flights (legs) on Qantas, 2 on Rex Airlines (Hazelton)

No flights were taken on Virgin Blue during this period.


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