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Thursday, 20 April 1972
Page: 1275

Senator LITTLE (VICTORIA) - I present the following petition:

The Honourable, the President and Senators in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the Postmaster-General's Department, Central Administration policy of decentralising the Sydney Dead Letter Office activities into 300 Post Offices in N.S.W. is against sound business principles, is uneconomic, is against the public interest, and should be made the subject of special investigation by the Senates Social Environment Committee and by the Senate's Finance and Government Operations Standing Committee.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled will take immediate steps to refer the above matter to the two committees of the Senate referred to, and in the meantime will order that:

1.   There will be no transfer of persons, areas of authority or operations from the Dead Letter Office, Sydney.

2.   There will be no introduction of Dead Better Office procedures for opening mail in New South Wales Post Offices until the two committees of the Senate have investigated the matters and reported to the Senate and the Government.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will every pray.

Petition received.

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