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Wednesday, 24 June 1914

Senator KEATING (TASMANIA) - Will the Minister representing the Postmaster-General say whether his attention has been drawn to a paragraph appearing in the Melbourne newspapers this morning, in which it is stated that a certain line of steamers propose to bring out a daily newspaper on. the ocean? Will the Postmaster General take into consideration the desirableness of supplying, by means of wireless telegraphy, all steamers within range of wireless stations in Australia with daily news concerning Australia, say, between 11.30 and 12 midnight, or between 12 noon and 12.30 p.m.

Senator Guthrie - Political news?

Senator Pearce - A socialistic news service.

Senator KEATING - Not political or socialistic news, but news concerning events in the world, so that Australia may be advertised in this way and brought into line with other communities doing work of the kind.

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