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Tuesday, 15 March 1966


Mr HULME (PETRIE, QUEENSLAND) (Postmaster-General) - The responsibility for showing the film resides not in individual officers but in the management of the station concerned. Some of the information which the honorable member seeks could perhaps be obtained by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board for use by the Board. I do not think that under the legislation the information would necessarily be available for public use without permission of the station concerned. News films which come into Australia are censored. I appreciate that some people believe there should be more censorship whilst others believe there should be less, but the Commonwealth Censor exercises his responsibility in relation to these matters. As to the source of the film, I believe it is a normal commercial source which is available to many of the news media of this country.







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