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Friday, 29 April 1932

Mr ARCHDALE PARKHILL (Warringah) (Minister for the Interior) . - I suggest that the interests of the community are amply safeguarded by the present wording of the clause. We have decided that a commission shall be appointed to control broadcasting, also that there shall be a general manager and competent staff to carry out the technical details of the scheme. The two bodies appear to me to be quite separate. It is especially desirable that the general manager and staff should be thoroughly competent, and this clause provides that the members of the commission shall cast about for the very best brains available for the executive positions. There is the implied safeguard that after the desired personnel has been located their appointment shall be approved or otherwise by the Minister, or in other words, the Government.

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