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BROADCASTING STATIONS LICENCE FEES BILL 1981

TELEVISION STATIONS LICENCE FEES BILL 1981: Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question--That these Bills be now read a second time.

Debate resumed.

Senator Siddons moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", but the Senate requests the Government to honour its election pledge on public television and to call for licences for public television stations before 30 June 1982''.

Debate ensued.

Question--That the words proposed to be added be added--put and negatived.

Question--That these Bills be now read a second time--put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

Ordered--That consideration of the Bills in Committee of the Whole be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.