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Wednesday, 16 September 1936

Senator GRANT (Tasmania) .- The principal difficulty in respect of senators travelling from Melbourne, is that unless they make the journey on days when both Houses are sitting they have to come on from Goulburn by a slow goods train. Surely an arrangement could be made to convey members from Goulburn more speedily by bus.

Senator Sir George Pearce - That was tried for a time, but members were reluctant to leave the train.

Senator GRANT - On one occasion when I travelled from Melbourne, no fewer than forty members left the train at Goulburn and came on to Canberra in the bus. The existing train arrangements are not a credit either to the Commonwealth or the New South Wales Railways Department.

Proposed vote agreed to.

Prime Minister's Department.

Proposed vote,£83,000.

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