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Thursday, 11 June 1903

Sir EDMUND BARTON - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   The Postmaster-General has received a communication from the Pacific Cable Board asking him to employ, on behalf of the Board, suitable persons to canvass for business in the States of New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland, for a period of three months.

2.   He has employed a canvasser in Victoria, and has instructed the Deputy PostmastersGeneral in New South Wales and Queensland to take the necessary action to obtain suitable persons to canvass in those States.

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