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Wednesday, 30 March 1966

Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes (CHISHOLM, VICTORIA) - I desire to ask the Minister for the Interior a question. Has the Commonwealth Electoral Act been amended to allow printed posters such as the one that I am holding in my hand now - I admit, Mr. Speaker, that it is a bit shop worn but that could not be helped - to be displayed in public places during an election campaign without an authorisation notice or even a printer's imprint.

Mr Calwell - What is it? Give us a look at it.

Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes (CHISHOLM, VICTORIA) - This poster reads: " What Labour stands for." Therefore, it is a political poster. If the Act has not been so amended, why was no action taken against the holder-uppers of these posters at the Kew meeting in the Kooyong electorate on Monday night last, thereby enabling the Australian Labour Party to deny responsibility for the publicity activities of its supporters?

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