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Wednesday, 26 November 1941

Mr LAWSON (BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND) (Minister Assisting the Postmaster-General) - Yesterday the honorable member for Hume (Mr. Collins) asked the following question, without notice : -

Will the Milliliter representing the PostmasterGeneral investigate the report from ita Singapore correspondent published to-day in the' Sydney Morning Herald that the Australian Imperial Force in Malaya is complaining bitterly at the irregular arrival of air mails from Australia, which they attribute to their being deliberately held up at this end, for censorship reasons, when convoys are departing from Sydney.

I am informed by tin: PostmasterGeneral that certain delays in the delivery of mail which are attributed to army cenorship have caused the department some concern over a period of months, including the period for which t lie honorable member for Hume was Postmaster-General; in that matter lie will be well versed. Representations are being made to the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde) with the object of facilitating the despatch and delivery of mails for Australian soldiers abroad.

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