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Tuesday, 2 August 1904

Sir WILLIAM LYNE (HUME, NEW SOUTH WALES) - In Saturday's Argus there is an account of an interview with the Premier pf Queensland, headed "Ocean Mail Contracts - Position of Queensland," in which the following statement occurs: -

It transpired, in the course of conversation, that Mr. Morgan has been endeavouring to get the New Zealand Government 'to take over the

Vancouver service. The New Zealand Government opened negotiations in the matter through the Federal Government, and Mr. Morgan expressed his willingness to agree to

I' wish to know from the PostmasterGeneral if anything has been done? How is it that Mr. Morgan has opened up negotiations with the New Zealand Government in a matter which is entirely within the province of the Federal Government?

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