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BROADCASTING OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS-JOINT STATUTORY COMMITTEE-REPORT

The President tabled the following Report of the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings: Televising and Radio Broadcasting of Both Houses of Parliament and their Committees-Special Report relating to the broadcast of excerpts of proceedings, dated 20 May 1985.

Ordered to be printed.

The Manager of Government Business (Senator Grimes), by leave, moved-That the Senate authorises the broadcasting and re-broadcasting on Australian radio and television stations of sound recordings of excerpts of its proceedings for a trial period from 20 August 1985 until the end of the 1985 Budget period of sittings, subject to the conditions determined for this purpose by the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings.

On the motion of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, consideration of Government Papers was called on.