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Thursday, 9 November 1911

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honary Minister) . - The whole question of wireless telegraphy is to-day being inquired into by a Government expert.

Senator Sayers - We were told that last year.

Senator FINDLEY - The gentleman to whom I refer was not in Australia last year. He is now actively engaged in the preparation of a report which we hope will soon be completed. His recommendations will, in all probability, be acted upon, and ample provision is made in the PostmasterGeneral's Estimates for the work to be proceeded with. The Committee may rest assured that there will be no unnecessary delay.

Senator Walker - Are any particular stations to be reported on?

Senator FINDLEY - We have asked for a comprehensive report on the whole question, and also with respect to suitable sites for wireless stations. Some sites have already been decided upon and the Minister of Defence has already referred to the Pennant Hills and Fremantle stations. The sites chosen for other stations around Australia will depend very largely on the report of the expert.

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