Friday, 22 June 2012
Questions on Notice
Infrastructure and Transport (Question No. 1855)
asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, upon notice, on 18 May 2012:
With reference to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme and the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme:
(1) What measures does the Government have in place to ensure that the TT Line does not use any support payments under either the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme or the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme to assist it in undercutting other competitors in relation to freight costs.
(2) Is the amount paid in relation to the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme a set payment, irrespective of the quantity of vehicles carried.
(3) What monitoring is undertaken to ensure that motor vehicle traffic across Bass Strait is not displaced on any particular trip in favour of freight carried by the TT Line.