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Wednesday, 7 December 1983
Page: 3347

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of certain citizens of Australia (electors of the division of Grey) respectfully showeth:

That controls preventing Adelaide commercial television stations from extending full-strength coverage to the Iron Triangle cities of Whyalla, Port August and Port Pirie are contrary to the concept of free competition which is the basis of our economic system.

That such controls prevent citizens of this important and populous group of decentralised industrial cities from enjoying a freedom of choice in television programs which is in any way comparable to that applying in the metropolitan area.

That television is the only form of audio-visual entertainment within the financial scope of a large proportion of the population of this area.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that-

1. Any restrictions limiting television coverage of this area should be removed and market forces be permitted to stimulate a broader program choice and better quality.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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