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Thursday, 28 February 1985
Page: 331

Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK —My question, which I direct to the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, refers to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service, and public broadcasting generally. Did the Government announce in the Governor-General's Speech any intention at all to make any legislative or regulatory changes in these fields? Does the Government have any such intention and, if so, what is the nature of that intention?

Senator WALSH —I am afraid that I do not remember whether there was any such reference in the Governor-General's Speech. If Senator Sir John Carrick was so interested I expect he could have read it to find out. I do not know either whether the Minister has any intention of making changes, regardless of whether anything was in the Governor-General's Speech. I will seek an answer from the Minister.