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Wednesday, 11 December 1912

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

1.   Is he aware that the Combined Hobart Postal Union's secretary has stated that the increases in salary to the lower classes mentioned in the Home Affairs Schedule, No.11, have not been granted in Tasmania?

2.   What amount of additional annual expenditure on salaries in the Postal Department has been incurred since the present Government assumed office?

3.   How much of these additional salaries has been given in Tasmania?

4.   By what amount have the salaries of the General Division in Tasmania been increased since the Government took office?

5.   What was the average salary of sorters in Tasmania in1901, 1909, and1912 respectively?

6.   What was the average salary of lettercarriers in Tasmania in1901,1909, and1912 respectively ?

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