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Wednesday, 25 May 1904

Sir JOHN QUICK (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) - I wish to ask the Postmaster-General, without notice, whether it is true, as reported in the newspapers, that he intends to amend the conditions of the oversea mail contracts, as settled by the late- Government, by eliminating the requirements respecting the provision for the carriage of perishable produce ? If so, is he aware that a representative of one of the mail steam-ship lines has publicly intimated that that condition has not materially increased the priceof the mail subsidy t2nder?

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