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Wednesday, 30 June 1937

Senator LECKIE (VICTORIA) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is his department proceeding with the conversion of the telephone system of the City of Melbourne to an automatic system?

2.   If so, when will the conversion be completed?

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows : -

1.   A portion of the city area of Melbourne is being converted to automatic working as a stage in the telephone development of the area.

2.   It is expected the new exchange will bo opened before the end of next year.

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