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Tuesday, 20 September 1983
Page: 1037


Mr GOODLUCK(10.59) —I do not wish to get involved in that sort of thing tonight, and I would like everybody to join with me. Last week a gentleman rang me from a radio station. He said: 'Bruce, have a listen to this record'. I was appalled. I said: 'Is that record freely available in the streets of Hobart? ' He said: 'Yes, Bruce. It is on the opposite side of the hit record Australiana '. It is a record by Austen Tayshus. On the other side of that record were four four-letter words in about three seconds. All honourable members who have children would agree that the sad point is that children aged 9, 10 and 11 are buying that hit tune. On the other side of the record they are being fed this filth. I was not even allowed to use that word during national service. We do not use that word. Yet it seems to be part and parcel of the modern rock era.

A music centre had the audacity to send me a letter saying that it was sub judice for me to say on television in a nice way: 'Look, if it is not good enough to play over the radio, it is not good enough to be sold to our children' . In Melbourne the matter is before the courts. The music centre says that the matter is sub judice. I do not know what that means. It is before the courts.


Mr SPEAKER —Order! It being 11 p.m., the debate is interrupted. The House stands adjourned until 10.30 a.m. tomorrow.

House adjourned at 11 p.m.