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Tuesday, 22 June 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I well remember visiting Brisbane last year and examining the post office there. I recollect also that on my return I persuaded the Government to refer the matter of the construction of a new General Post Office at Brisbane to officers of the Department of the Interior and Postal Department with a view to having a thorough investigation made as to the best means of carrying out this colossal work. It would he impossible to proceed on the basis of the plans which were prepared some time ago, and at the same time continue the service required by the people of Brisbane. The matter is still under consideration by the architects of the Department of the Interior.

Senator BROWN - Whilst in Brisbane did the Minister visit the post office in Stanley Street, South Brisbane, and see there the unsuitable building now serving as a post office? Further, did he inspect the piece of land acquired by the Government for the purpose of a new post office more in conformity with modern requirements, and can he say what action has been taken in regard to providing a new post office for South Brisbane ?

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - No action has been taken by the Government with regard to providing a new post office at South Brisbane.

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