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Wednesday, 13 November 1935

Use ofTelephone Facilities.

SenatorFOLL. -Has the attention of the Postmaster-General been directed to a statement, made by the Queensland Home Secretary, Mr. Hanlon, appearing into-day's newspapers, to the effect that one of the difficulties with which parliaments had to contend in connexion with measures to suppress illegal betting in Queensland was the control exercised by wealthy interests and the use made of the telephone facilities provided by the Post and Telegraph Department? One big organization, carrying on illegal betting throughout the State, he said, had400 betting shops, and a revenue of £20,000, one-half of which went to the Postal Department in payment for telephone services. If so, has the Minister any comment to make?







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