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Thursday, 11 April 1957


Postmaster-General whether it is a fact hat, within the last two or three years, the Postal Department has ceased to keep a record of postal notes that have been cashed. Is it a fact that there is now no trace of postal notes that do not reach their destination, and that, in particular, this has caused a number of complaints from people who have sent money to Tattersall's in Victoria, but have received neither Tattersalls tickets nor information from the Postal Department as to the thereabouts of the postal notes forwarded, although the numbers of the postal notes have been supplied?

Sir Arthur Fadden - There are circumstances under which that is illegal.

Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - This use of the mails was illegal, too. If what I say is correct, I want to know from the Minister what benefit there is to the public in purchasing a postal note and sending it to another State, or even within a State, if there is no way by which the Postal Department can tell people what happens to it.

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