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Friday, 30 October 1931

Mr McGRATH (BALLAARAT, VICTORIA) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that a warning was issued recently by the Attorney-General against contravention of the Lotteries Ordinance for the Territory for the Seat of Government in regard to publishing information regarding certain lotteries and the announcement of the result?

2.   How many radio licences have been issued for the Territory?

3.   In view of the provisions of the law referred to in paragraph I, will instructions bc issued to broadcasting stations to prohibit the dissemination of publicity in regard to lotteries to residents of the Territory?

4.   Is the transmission by the postal service of applications for tickets in lotteries conducted in Australia, but banned by the Commonwealth law in respect to the Territory, in compliance with the letter and spirit of the ordinance referred to; if not, what action will be taken to enforce the law?

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