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Wednesday, 25 August 1920


Mr PARKER MOLONEY (HUME, NEW SOUTH WALES) - In regard to a deputation of honorable members on this side of the House which waited on the Postmaster-General some weeks ago, I would like to know whether the Minister has arrived at any decision as to the proposed treatment of mail contractors. I have a circular in my hand which is typical of those sent out by the Deputy Postmaster-General of New South Wales, advancing reasons for denying to mail contractors any consideration for contracts entered into this year, and claiming that these men at the beginning of the year must have been in a position to know whether or not their contracts would pay. That seems to me to be such an extraordinary statement, seeing that last month the price of fodder was twice as high as it was in January last, that I would like to know if the Postmaster-General acquiesces in it?







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