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Tuesday, 3 May 1932

Mr MCNICOLL (Werriwa) .- I support the amendment, although in some respects it is not quite clear, having, in my opinion, been badly drafted. In a provision of this kind the principle should be stated briefly. There is a danger in specifying instances as in paragraphs a, b and c of the amendment. Something may, in the future, arise which is not included in those paragraphs, and, because of that it will be excluded from the operations of the commission. It is quite, conceivable that programmes submitted under paragraph b would really be in the nature of advertisements, and, therefore, conflict with the earlier part of the provision. I suggest to the Minister that the requirements of the Government and its supporters would be met if clause 22 were confined simply to the statement that the commission shall not broadcast advertisements.

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