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Thursday, 26 November 1936

Senator Sir" GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [10.6].- There are about 6,000 observation stations throughout Australia, the majority of which are for recording the rainfall. Where additional information is required payment is made to observers.

Senator Badman -. - Are allowances made to persons other than postmasters ?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.Yes; when information is supplied by railway gangers and others who attend to the gauges and instruments at points where they are stationed.

Proposed vote agreed to.

Department of Defence.

Proposed vote,£5,713,290.

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