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Tuesday, 1 October 1974
Page: 1490

Senator DONALD CAMERON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Labour and Immigration) -Has the Postmaster-General seen the article in the 'Sunday Mail ' at the weekend which stated that the telephone directory for Adelaide would be available 2 months later than usual because of a paper shortage? If this information is correct can the Minister give an assurance that the delay will be only approximately 2 months?

Senator BISHOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) -Usually the Adelaide directory is distributed at the end of September. It will not be distributed until about 1 8 October because of a problem in getting suitable yellow paper. The printers' requirements are usually received by late May or early June. However, while white paper was received it was not possible for the printers to get from international sources sufficient pulp for the yellow paper. Unfortunately, because of the limitations in the availability of suitable pulp, the total order of approximately 500 tonnes of yellow paper could not be delivered in a single shipment at the required time. It could be supplied only in 3 lots. The first was received on 30 August, the second on 1 3 September and the third is expected on 5 October.

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