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Tuesday, 16 August 1960

Mr DAVIDSON (DAWSON, QUEENSLAND) (Postmaster-General) - I stated on severaloccasions during the previous sittings that matters such as those to which the honorable member has referred would receive consideration and that an announcement would be made of the result of that consideration. To date we have received approximately 200 representations regarding adjustments to the scheme. This does not mean that representations have been made regarding 200 separate matters, but that about 200 representations have been made regarding alleged anomalies. Those representations are receiving consideration. It wil] be necessary to arrange with the Attorney-General's Department for an alteration to the regulations before any adjustments can be made.

We have found that the submissions' fall more or less into three groups. The first is the group in which the claim that an anomaly exists cannot be sustained. The second is the group in which clearly there is need for some investigation, and the third is the group in which it is obvious immediately that there is an anomaly. The third group will receive attention first and will, I should think, be dealt with by regulation in about October next.

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