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Friday, 20 July 1906

Mr HUGHES (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is he aware that boys are frequently employed to do the work of letter-carriers in suburban post offices in New South Wales?

2.   Is he aware that in the North Sydney dis trict four telegraph messengers do lettercarriers' work, and are delivering letters to the general public, and that similar instances may be cited in Roselle and other suburbs ?

3.   Is it a fact that a boy employed to deliver letters at Gordon actually destroyed valuable scrip to save himself the trouble of delivering it to the addressee, and that at Hurst ville a boy doing letter-carriers' work deposited some letters in the scrub, which were not found until eighteen months afterwards?

4.   Will he cause inquiries to be made into the above with a view of preventing the displacement of men by boys?

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