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Tuesday, 19 December 1905

Mr HUME COOK (BOURKE, VICTORIA) asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Whether, as it has been decided to give special concessions to candidates for the Commonwealth Parliament, the Government will see that similar privileges are given to candidates for the State Parliaments?

2.   If this cannot be done under the present law, will the Government bring in legislation which will enable it to be done?

Mr AUSTIN CHAPMAN - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   No concession withrespect to either postal or telegraphic rates can be made unless the exemption has been provided for by some Act of the Commonwealth as required by section 5 of the Post and Telegraph Rates Act1902.

2.   It will be considered when any legislation is introduced for. the purpose of amending the laws relating to rates.


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