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Friday, 28 May 1915

Senator GUY (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing . the' Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   If he is aware that very competent practical men, in Tasmania, with wives and children dependent upon them, who have years of service, are being dismissed from the Post and Telegraph Department, Linesmen's Branch, because theyhave failed to pass some education test, and that single men have been put in their places?

2.   Does the Minister think this is a. time to- throw such men, with wives and children dependent upon them, out of employment becauseof an educational test?

3.   Will the Minister endeavour to find these faithful servants some employment?

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