More Polish migrants
More than 1000 Poles who had served in Tobruk would shortly arrive, according to the secretary of the Rats of Tobruk Association. The first contingent of 280 had arrived to be employed on the hydro-electric scheme in Tasmania. The Poles would travel as military formations and would be free to seek other work after two years. After five years they could apply for naturalisation.
A succession of hops
The city council planned to spend about £2000 fixing the Town Hall lift: "While the lift was designed to take seven passengers, the driver sometimes has qualms about taking even four – especially if one of them is above average proportions. Occasionally the driver makes a miscalculation, and the lift stubbornly refuses to move. He then coaxes it to life by a succession of hops on one leg."
Firemen to strike
A state-wide strike by firemen was mooted after negotiations collapsed. "The fire brigade officers had sought a 56-hour week, but had agreed to continue working 84 hours a week until a conciliation commissioner could give a decision," it was reported. "The commissioner, Mr Kilpatrick, decided he had no power to act as arbitrator in the dispute, and the conference collapsed."