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Friday, 16 October 1914

Senator KEATING asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

Relative to the offer made by the Government for the establishment and maintenance of wireless communication with King Island by means of the existing privately-owned installation -

(1)   Is the Government aware that all efforts to get into communication with the private owner or owners have failed, and no acknowledgment or response of or to any letter or telegram bearing upon such offer, and , forwarded to the supposed owner, has been received?

(2)   Will the Government ascertain from such owner or owners, whetherthe proposals contained in the offer referred to will be agreed to by him or them?

(3)   Failing agreement, will the Government provide its own wireless installation for use by the public?

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