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Tuesday, 29 October 1974
Page: 2024

Senator DONALD CAMERON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Labour and Immigration) - I ask the Postmaster-General: Is it a fact, as reported in an Adelaide newspaper article, that increased postal rates have caused a fall in the number of Christmas letters and parcels sent overseas this year from Adelaide?

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) - I saw the article in the Press about the mail. The facts are, as honourable senators will recall, that the increased tariffs for overseas mail did not apply until 3 October. The time for the closing of overseas surface mail was 24 October. Most of the mail had been received before the tariffs applied. In recent years increased tariffs have not affected general overseas mail.

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