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Tuesday, 8 March 1966

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I think that in seeking information the honorable member, unintentionally, has been giving it. He must direct his question.

Mr COUTTS - I do not know whether the Postmaster-General knows this. If he had known, I am sure he would have taken action.

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I am sure that the Postmaster-General has. been listening.

Mr COUTTS - The Australian live shows have been replaced by- -

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honorable member is now giving information. He will direct his question or resume his seat.

Mr COUTTS - Will the PostmasterGeneral take action to ensure not only that- the provisions of the law relating to the Australian content of television programmes are observed but also that the Australian content is increased by commercial television stations which are notorious for their disregard of the relevant provisions of the Broadcasting and Television Act and for the immunity which they enjoy in their contempt for the conditions of their television licences?

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