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Thursday, 28 May 1914


Senator McCOLL - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow : -

1.   Yes, as soon as those interested agree to the terms which are now before them for consideration. They have already been given the option of working the existing station with a Government subsidy of £150 per annum.

2.   The stations which have been established form part of a scheme of communication,' the object being to afford means whereby a vessel within 500 miles of the coast of Australia may communicate with the coast from any point within this range at any time of the day or night, and not to provide communication for persons in the vicinity of the station. Consequently, the question of either guarantee or subsidy did not arise.

3.   Thursday Island, Port Moresby, Cooktown, Townsville, Rockhampton, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Flinders Island, Melbourne, Mount Gambier, Adelaide, Esperance, Perth, Geraldton, Roebourne, Broome, Wyndham, and Darwin. 4 and 5. See answer to No. 2.







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