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Tuesday, 9 May 1939

Mr Harrison n. - On the 5th May, the honorable member for Denison (Mr. Mahoney) asked the Postmaster-General the following question, upon notice: -

In view of the enormous profits mode from wireless licences, will he make available to the Australian Broadcasting Commission a sum of money to enable a new broadcasting studio to be built in Hobart?

I now desire to inform the honorable member that, under section 19 of the Australian Broadcasting Commission Act, the provision of studios is the responsibility of the Broadcasting Commission. The following information has been furnished by the commission : -

The first studios to be completed will be those of Sydney and Melbourne, because from these emanate principal national programmes. The new studio buildings in smaller States will be begun as soon as funds are available. In the meantime, the existing studios in Hobart have been modernized, and are giving satisfactory service.

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