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Thursday, 20 April 1972
Page: 1322

Senator Lawrie (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the PostmasterGeneral the following question:

Has the Minister representing the PostmasterGeneral seen a report in the Sunday Press that the Postmaster-General is examining the question of a standard charge for telephone calls throughout Australia or, alternatively, a standard charge for trunk line calls and another standard charge for local calls? Can the Minister inform the Senate when a report on this matter might be available?

Senator COTTON The answer to the honourable senator's question Ls as follows:

The study is nearing completion and the results will be in the form of a report to the Postmaster-General. The quesdon of announcement of the results of the inquiry will be for decision by the Government.

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