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Tuesday, 22 February 1977

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that:

Television is the single most influential medium for the dissemination of information and for the recording and development of our national identity and culture;

Children are the most important section of the viewing public in that they are most likely to be affected by the impact of television;

Australian children, on average, spend more time watching television than in school;

And believing that:

The basic problem behind the lack of programmes designed for children is the fundamental divergence of aims between those primarily interested in the welfare of children and the commercial interests of television licensees and their shareholders.

We request:

The creation of an establishment to initiate, research, promote, co-ordinate, fund and produce material for children's consumption through the medium of television, as recommended by Australian Children's Television Action Committee in its submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Science and the Arts 1973; the Australian Broadcasting Control Boards Advisory Committee Report 1974 and the Television Industry Co-ordinating Committee 1975, as a positive step towards providing better quality television for Australian children.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Staley and Mr Donald Cameron.

Petitions received.

Department of the Northern Territory: Radio System

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens employed in the Electrical Power Industry in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray:

(a)   That urgent consideration be given to a favourable decision for finance to be immediately made available by the Department of the Northern Territory, to replace the present simplex radio system used by the Electrical Supply Department. "

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(c)   The simplex system be replaced by a modern duplex one, giving the advantages of inter-vehicle communications and greatly boosting and extending the contact range.

(d)   That by its continued deferral of funds for the new radio system the Department of the Northern Territory bears the responsibility of denying E.S.D. staff a basic item of safety equipment.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Adermann.

Petition received.







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