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Thursday, 24 June 1937


Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.In a series of question which he addressed to the Postmaster-General on the 18th June, regarding matters pertaining to the wireless broadcasting service in Queensland, Senator Collings inquired whether any satisfactory reason could be given as to why a news bulletin originally put on the air at 7 a.m. was altered to 6.30 a.m.?

On behalf of the Postmaster-General I am now in a position to inform the honorable senator that the Australian Broadcasting Commission states that the reason the news bulletin for 4QN was altered to 6.30 a.m. was because 4QN now opens at that hour. Other early morning news bulletins are broadcast up to 8.5 a.m.

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - On the18th June, Senator Collings addressed to the Postmaster-General the following question, upon notice -

Why permission was refused by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to Mr. C. E. Badger, of Perth, to broadcastthe second of his series of talks entitled " Machiavelli and Modern Dictators"?

The Postmaster-General has now received advice from the Australian Broadcasting Commission as follows : -

Mr. Badgerrefused to give his second talk when our manager for Western Australia suggested minor alterations eliminating two paragraphs which were considered unsuitable for inclusion in the script as they referred to certain present dictators.

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