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Friday, 16 July 1926


Senator NEEDHAM (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that mail contractors in country towns have to pay 30s. per annum to the railway authorities in Victoria for the right to enter the railway yards with their vehicles?

2.   Is it a fact that they are all compelled to drive into the railway yards in order' to secure the mails?

3.   If so, will the Postmaster-General endeavour to obtain free entrance to railway yards by mail contractors, or reimburse them the amount they are compelled to pay in order to secure the mail?







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