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Wednesday, 23 June 1937

Senator MILLEN (TASMANIA) asked the Post master-General, upon notice -

1.   To meet the rapidly growing importance of Flinders Island, will the PostmasterGeneral erect or find there a building suitable for a post office, so that the people on the Island may have increased and more efficient postal facilities?

2.   Seeing that the telephone has become a necessity in every community, will the PostmasterGeneral make early arrangements for telephonic communication between Flinders Island and Tasmania?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The Postmaster General supplies the following answers:

1.   The request will receive consideration.

2.   Inquiry has been made but, in view of the very heavy expenditure which would be entailed, there does not appear to be any immediate . prospect of the establishment of telephone communication with Flinders Island.

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