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Friday, 23 November 1979
Page: 2983

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Post and Telecommunications, upon notice, on 26 September 1979:

What was: (a) the total percentage of Australian content of programs televised by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and (b) the percentage of Australian content in each of the program categories maintained by the ABC for statistical purposes, in each year from 1969-70 to 1978-79 inclusive.

Senator Chaney - The Minister for Post and Telecommunications has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a)   1969-70-52.40 per cent; 1970-71-50.42 per cent; 1971-72-51.41 per cent; 1972-73-53.18 per cent; 1973-74-54.59 per cent 1974-75-61.15 per cent; 1975-76-60.08 per cent; 1976-77-60.52 per cent; 1977-78-58.02 percent and 1978-79-56.45 percent

(b)   Details are shown on the following Table:


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