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Tuesday, 24 August 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The control of broadcasting in Australia is vested by statute in the Australian Broadcasting Commission. That an election will be held within three months is fairly obvious from the fact that the life of this Parliament expires on the 22nd or the 23rd October. Presumably, that was the basis of the commission's assumption.

Senator Foll - The election may not be until December.

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Honorable senators are well aware of the nature of the arrangements in connexion with the broadcasting of party political propaganda through the national stations. I have no doubt that, in its desire to give effect to that policy, the commission saw fit to takethe actionto which Senator Foll has referred.

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