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Wednesday, 15 November 1905

Senator HIGGS asked the Minister representing the Minister of Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Is it true, as stated in the public press of the 25th October, that the Customs officers at. the Sydney Custom House complain bitterly against the regime of the present Collector?

2.   Is it true that these officers are not only underpaid as compared with their colleagues in the other States, but that they Have been systematically cheated out of deferred leave due to them for foregoing their annual holidays in 1902 and 1903, when the stress of work was exceptionally severe ?

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