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Wednesday, 3 August 1904


Mr MAUGER (MELBOURNE PORTS, VICTORIA) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the letter-carriers of Victoria were paid a salary at the rate of £132 per annum for the month ending 31st of July?

2.   Are they not entitled to receive a salary at the rate of£150 per annum, equivalent to £12 10s. per month - in accordance with the decision of the High Court of Australia in the action of Bond v. The King, which provided payment of a certain salary in accordance with State legislation, and which was deemed by the Court to be a right and privilege in accordance with the Constitution Act?

3.   If not, what are the reasons?.







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