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Friday, 29 April 1932

Mr FORDE (Capricornia) . - I support the amendment. It is only reasonable that the Federal Ministry should appoint the general manager. The success of tine broadcasting commission will depend largely upon the sort of person selected to act as general manager, particularly as the Government appears to have the idea that the members of the broadcasting commission will be in a position similar to that occupied by the board of directors of an insurance company. Apparently members of the commission will meet only once a month or once every two months, and the executive work will be ,in the care of the general manager. The right honorable member for Cowper (Dr. Earle Page) rightly pointed out that the federal Minister appoints the Governor and the Deputy Governor of the Commonwealth Bank, two officials who perform work that is infinitely greater than that which will be allocated to the general manager of the broadcasting commission.

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