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Wednesday, 30 November 1983
Page: 3130

Question No. 765

Mr Ruddock asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 16 November 1983:

Did the Minister's Department, and any agencies reporting to the Minister, put in place alternative mailing arrangements during the recent Canberra mail strike ; if so, what was the extra cost in each case.

Mr Scholes —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

To achieve delivery of urgent mail from Canberra to other destinations use was made of normal departmental interstate bag deliveries by overnight road services for mail to be posted in Melbourne and Sydney.

No addditional costs were involved.