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Wednesday, 4 December 1935

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - The sum of £2,S00 provided for rabbit and dingo extermination is to cover the salaries of a number of rangers and keep roads and forest plantations in various parts of the Federal Capital Territory free of rabbits. Although the honorable senator has probably not seen any dingoes within the City of Canberra, he would hear them howling if he were to take a trip at night into the nearby mountains.

As to the need for improved railway facilities to which Senator Grant referred, an arrangement was entered into with the Railways Department of New South Wales whereby T.A.M. sleeping cars were to be run cn the Albury-Canberra .and Sydney-Canberra routes for twelve months from the 1st December, 1934, at a cost to the. Commonwealth Government of £1,000 per annum . The item provides for the continuation of that arrangement.

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