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Wednesday, 6 May 1942

Senator ALLAN MacDONALD (Western Australia) . - The point I raised has not been answered by the PostmasterGeneral (Senator Ashley), and there is a still more glaring case of advertising in the periodical broadcast announcements of the commission relating to the sale of the A.B.C. Weekly. That journal is, of course, a commercial venture. Other persons who publish weekly programmes are just as much entitled to ask for free advertisements as is the Australian Broadcasting Commission. So far as I can ascertain, the A.B.C. Weekly is not very popular in Western Australia. We had excellent radio publications in that State long before the Australian Broadcasting Commission decided to establish its own journal. The taxpayers of Western Australia would be quite entitled to take legal action to restrain the Australian Broadcasting Commission from advertising the commercial value of the A.B.C. Weekly, or boosting its sales.

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