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Monday, 18 November 1996
Page: 5408


Senator PANIZZA(3.32 p.m.) —Yes. I will make use of that one minute to respond to Senator Bob Collins's statement about the interjection I made about cutting ABC radio services. I meant what I said about the ABC short-wave service into the north-west of Western Australia, and particularly the Pilbara and the Kimberley. I wish Senator Collins had listened to what I said. They left an area bigger than the size of New South Wales without basic radio services. I know it is in the towns, but in between the towns it is non-existent and they had had that service since 1936. That service used to extend right out to sea, halfway across and beyond the Northern Territory from Western Australia, and the ships used to use it as well.


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Order! The time for taking note of answers has expired.

Question resolved in the affirmative.