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Wednesday, 2 November 1921


Senator PAYNE (Tasmania) .- I direct attention to the wording of the clause. It states -

Every person appointed as a telegraph messenger shall cease to be employed in the Commonwealth . Service on attaining, the age of eighteen years, unless he has previously been transferred or promoted to some other position.

There 'is nothing in that clause about examinations.


Senator Russell - There is an amendment on the file by which it is proposed to leave out " previously been transferred or promoted" to some other position," and insert " before reaching that age, passed the examination prescribed for promotion."


Senator PAYNE - I move-

That the word " eighteen " be left out, with a -view to insert in lieu thereof the word " seventeen."

Progress reported.







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