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Thursday, 16 November 1911


Senator FINDLEY (VICTORIA) (Ministerwithout portfolio) - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are -

1.   A scheme of wireless telegraphy for the Commonwealth prepared by the Engineer for Radio-telegraphy, which is now under considers- . tion, makes provision for stations in Queensland.

2.   No steps have yet been taken to select the actual sites in Queensland.

3.   See answer to No. 2.


Senator SAYERS - Arising out of the answer,. I desire to know whether a site was not selected at Thursday Island or Cooktown last year?


Senator Chataway - They selected a site on Somerset Island.


Senator FINDLEY - I am not in a position to say definitely whether that is correct or not. I am under the impression that a site on Thursday Island was approved of, but in respect of the second site I am not too certain.


Senator Chataway - Thursday Island or Somerset Island?


Senator FINDLEY - I believe that Thursday Island was chosen, but in respect to the other site named by the honorable senator, I am not in a position to say whether it was selected or not.


Senator Sayers - No action has been taken for twelve months.







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