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Tuesday, 3 December 1935


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - No pressure was brought to bear upon the Government, but certain representations were made to it. Regarding the honorable senator's questions as to whether broadcasting should be controlled by legislation instead of by regulation, I may explain that the position is somewhat uncertain. The Commonwealth Government may not have the constitutional power to deal with broadcasting. This matter is now before the High Court, and the judgment in Williams' case, which was heard twelve months ago, is now being re-argued and the result is awaited with interest. Until the result of that case is known, it is impossible to frame legislation to meet the position.







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