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Friday, 22 May 1914

Senator MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Has the attention of the Minister representing the PostmasterGeneral been drawn to the following press telegram from Hobart to Melbourne -

In sentencing- to come up for sentence when called upon after pleading guilty to the larceny of postal articles, Mr. Justice Dobbie said it seemed, too easy for thefts to be carried out in post offices, and he warned people against using postal notes, as they were unsafe.

As this alarming statement, if uncontradicted, is calculated to mislead the public and do serious injury to the Post and Telegraph Department, will the Minister cause immediate inquiries to be made with the view to affirming or denying the statement ?

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