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Friday, 11 November 1927
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Senator McLACHLAN - The PostmasterGeneral has supplied the following replies to the honorable senator's questions : -

1.   Yes. The opening of the city cast automatic exchange will release about 208 telephonists, who are at present under temporary engagement.

2.   The services of 28 of these telephonists are being utilized elsewhere immediately, and employment will be given as Opportunity offers to as many of the remainder as practicable. It is unlikely that it will be possible to absorb many of the girls in other departments; but steps have been instituted to see what can be done in this respect.

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