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Friday, 20 October 1911

Senator FINDLEY (VICTORIA) (Ministerwithout portfolio) - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are -

1.   Yes; the rate having been increased from 20s. per week in November last. Some are allowed one week's leave and some two weeks' leave per annum, according to the length of time they have been employed. They are not permanent officials, and therefore the provisions of the Public Service Act do not apply to them.

2.   No. These employes do not come under the provisions of the Public Service Act, and do not work as many hours as permanent employes.

3.   In view of all the circumstances, the con ditions are considered reasonable.

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