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Wednesday, 30 June 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - I have received many complaints of delay in the delivery of correspondence between country towns and, although I know that some inconvenience is caused, I am advised that there is good reason for some of the apparent anomalies. I assure honorable senators that every specific complaint is examined and, if possible, rectified. From time to time deputations have waited upon me to complain of the delays in the delivery of correspondence between small country towns and the metropolitan area and, as a result, arrangements have been made for the despatch of mails by service motor cars which . ply between Adelaide and a number of country centres as far as Mannum on the Murray River, to the great convenience of the business community.

I am sorry that Senator Leckie has some fault to find with the Melbourne Central Exchange, for I assure the honorable gentleman that, although I had complaints of other services, none has come to me with reference to the Central Exchange at Melbourne. However, I shall have inquiries made and see what can be done to improve the service.

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