This measure will continue funding to Great Southern Rail (GSR) to provide concessional fares to pensioners, certain veterans and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) holders travelling on its services (the Indian Pacific, the Ghan and the Overland).
Following the sale of the passenger arm of Australian National Rail to GSR in 1997, the Australian Government has funded concessions for pensioners and certain veterans. In 2001-02 funding was extended to provide concessions to CSHC holders travelling on GSR services.
1 July 2005.
Total Government Funding
$30.2 million over four years.