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Wednesday, 3 June 1942

Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) - Will the Minister for the Interior state whether he was correctly reported in the press last week as having said that his department was doing everything possible to ensure that the Canberra omnibus service would be conducted with a view to securing the utmost possible comfort and safety of the passengers? If so, is the Minister aware that last night the omnibus which leaves Parliament House at 11.10 p.m. - incidentally that is the last omnibus to the northern suburbs - was so overloaded with passengers standing up that it was impossible for the conductress to move among the passengers until after the bus had left the Acton Guest House, and that passengers complained severely of overcrowding? Will the Minister have inquiries made, and instruct a responsible officer either personally to make the journey at peak hours, or visit the Parliament

House stopping places at peak hours, in order that he may see for himself the conditions and danger existing on the last omnibus at night for the northern suburbs ?

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