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Friday, 23 October 1914

Senator GARDINER - The answers are -

1.   The Postmaster -General is not aware, but will make inquiries of the joint contractors.

2.   Yes. A request was received from the joint contractors, before the present Government took office, for permission to increase the fares and freights between Melbourne and Launceston, and Melbourne and the north-west coast of Tasmania.' Copies of the correspondence in this connexion will be laid on the table of the Library.

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