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Friday, 1 November 1912

Senator KEATING (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   In connexion with the recent disaster at Mount Lyell, did the Department make any - and, if so, what - special provision at telegraph offices on the West Coast of Tasmania to meet the abnormally heavy traffic?

2.   Will the Postmaster-General have provision made that, in similar cases in future - notwithstanding the ordinary rule as to priority of messages - periodical brief messages in the nature of bulletins for general information may be transmitted to the press throughout the daytime?

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