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Thursday, 5 August 1920


Mr LAZZARINI (Werriwa) .- 1 am interested in this matter, because for two years I was a member of the hospital committee. ' This grievance was constantly before the committee, and has been the subject of negotiation with the Postal Department for a long time. I agree with everything said by the honor able member for Calare (Mr. Lavelle) except his estimate of the distance of the hospital from the postal boundary. I should say .that the distance is not more than 300 yards. The postal authorities might very well take a generous view of this case. The delivery of mails to the hospital would entail at the most' twenty minutes of the letter carrier's time in travelling beyond the postal boundary. I hope that the Postal Department will eventually see the reasonableness of this claim.


Mr Bowden - How many houses are there between the boundary and the hospital?


Mr LAZZARINI - I think that the last house on the hospital road is within the postal area. All that would be entailed by the granting of this request would be that the letter carrier would have to walk 300 or 400 yards beyond the boundary in order to deliver mails to the hospital; then he would return direct to the post office. Even if the distance be 600 yards, as stated by the honorable member for Calare, I still strongly support the claim.







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