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Tuesday, 24 November 1959

Mr COSTA (BANKS, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Did the PostmasterGeneral see the statement to the effect that his department is making telephone services available without delay for bookmakers at Randwick race-course so that stay-at-home bettors can telephone and lay bets estimated at millions of pounds annually? Does the Minister think that it is sensible to make telephones available to gambling interests in preference to essential industries? Is the Postmaster-General aware that 903 applicants at Revesby, New South Wales, and 300 applicants at Peakhurst, New South Wales, are awaiting telephone services? Both of these suburbs are developing rapidly-

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