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Tuesday, 10 July 1906

Mr WILSON (Corangamite) .- I desire to bring a small matter under the notice of the Postmaster-General, and to correct a mistake which I made when speaking on the Supply Bill. I refer to the case of a man who has a contract for carrying mails to and from a post office in the Western District. He has to make four trips a day from the township to the station ; in other word's, he has to travel the distance at least eight times a day: and for this service he gets the munificent sum of 7s. 6d. per week. I think that the Postmaster-General might well institute an inquiry, and see if something better cannot be done for the man.

Mr Hutchison - Other honorable members have cases of sweating to complain of.

Mr WILSON - No doubt other honorable members know of cases which are equally bad, but this is a case in which representations have already been made here, and I hope that it will be looked into by the Minister, to whom I shall be glad to give further details later on.

Question resolved in the affirmative. House adjourned at 10.47 P-m-

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