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Leeming is short of phones



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P A R L I A M E N T O F A U S T R A L I A

H O U S E O F R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S

PETER S H A C K , M .P. FEDERAL MEMBER FOR TANGNEY

SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

P.O. BOX 1206, BOORAGOON. W.A. 6154 SUITE 8, GATEWAY MELVILLE CITY CENTRE BOORAGOON TEL. (09) 364 5554

MEDIA RELEASE. 9 OCTOBER 1985. T87/85

"LEEMING IS SHORT OF PHONES"

Mr Peter S h a c k , the Federal Member for Tangney stands by his claim that some Leeming residents are being inconvenienced by a shortage of Telecom facilities in the a r e a .

"Telecom spokesperson Betty Depiazzi's statement in the Canning and Melville Times of 1 October that Telecom is keeping pace with demand in the area reveals that she is obviously not aware of the true situation," Mr Shack s a i d .

"When an application made in January 1 985 for a connection in June/July results in a commitment to the service being provided on the 21st or 22nd of October there is obviously a problem.

"I appreciate that the Leeming and Bateman areas have seen massive growth in recent times and that this naturally places strains on the system," he said, "but this is small consolation to those who have had to wait so long for a

phone which is needed in connection with their work."

"I understand that the present capacity of the Bateman exchange is almost exhausted with just one or two lines left to be allocated.

"I am therefore sure that Leeming and Bateman residents will be delighted to know that with effect from November Telecom will add an additional 1,000 lines to this e x c h a n g e ," Mr Shack added.

Contact: Delys Newman (09) 364 5554