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Friday, 27 July 1906


Mr AUSTIN CHAPMAN - Yesterday the honorable member for Echuca gave notice of his intention to ask the following questions : -

1.   What conditions are required in order to have a post office established in a country district ?

2.   Is there any scale of business required ?

3.   If so, what is the business required for an office and for a daily or bi-weekly or tri-weekly mail ?

4.   When was the scale of business (if any) adopted ?

I was not able then to give the information desired, but am now furnished with the following replies : -

1.   The condition required in order to have a post office established in a country district is that theamount of correspondence and the local requirements must warrant greater facilities than are provided by a receiving office or loose bag, which is usually the first form of postal facility granted. The matter is decided upon the report of the District Inspector and the Deputy PostmasterGeneral of the State in each case. 2, 3, and 4. At present no uniform scale of business is laid down. The question of arranging such a scale throughout the Commonwealth is under consideration, the principal difficulty in the way so far having been the varying conditions in the different States.







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