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Wednesday, 15 August 1906

Mr HUGHES asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   What was the number of clerks in the General Post Office, Sydney, prior to the inauguration of the Commonwealth?

2.   What is the present number?

3.   How many clerical positions have been abolished since the transfer of this Department to the Commonwealth ?

4.   How many positions are there on the clerical staff at present unfilled?

5.   In view of the large increase in the clerical work in the General Post Office, Sydney, since Federation, does he consider that this reduction was justifiable?

6.   Considering the amount of overtime which the clerks are compelled to work at the office mentioned, wild he take immediate steps to fill existing vacancies, and to augment the clerical staff, so that this overworking may cease?

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