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Friday, 16 July 1915


Senator BAKHAP (TASMANIA) - Is the Minister of Defence able to give me any information regarding the matter I brought under his notice on the .motion for adjournment last night, as to the non-delivery of tetters addressed to soldiers in camp in Queensland, or is it too soon to make an inquiry ?


Senator PEARCE - I remind the honorable senator that it is necessary, not only for myself, but also for the officers of the Department, to 1 go to sleep occasionally. Since I had the pleasure of listening to the honorable senator I have been engaged in that restful occupation, but immediately I reached my office this morning I sent on at once the particulars -which he had supplied to me, and gave an instruction that inquiries were to be made. That, I remind the honorable senator, means that the papers have to be sent to Brisbane, where the camp is, and also that the information has to be sent to its Postmaster-General, with a request that .be will have inquiries made.


Senator Bakhap - I thank the Minister for being so prompt in regard to the matter. I appreciate his promptitude.







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