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Friday, 22 June 1906

Mr BROWN asked theActing PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that in the State of New South Wales a number of postmasters are absent from their offices on relieving duties?

2.   What are the offices thus affected, and for what periods?

3.   What arethe purposes sought to be served by requiring postmasters to take up relieving duties?

4.   Do relieving officers receive the salary allocated to the office the duties and responsibilities of which thus devolve upon them?

5.   Is it a fact that the Department is shorthanded in respect of its relieving staff, and that delays are occasioned thereby in the matter of transfers and arranging for holidays, &c. ?

6.   How is it proposedto provide for such delays ?

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