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Wednesday, 6 May 1942

Senator ASHLEY (New South Wales) (Postmaster-General and Minister for Information) . - The reduction which was made to the commission's share of licence-fee revenue by a previous Postmaster-General had an adverse effect on the development of the commission's educational work and programmes generally. I assure the honorable senator that the amount involved in this proposal will be easily met and that no hardships will be imposed upon any government department.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 28 to 32 agreed to.

Clause 33-

The payment by the commission of compen- sation exceeding in any individual case £100 to members of the commission, its officers or servants, or other bodies or persons, shall not be made without the approval of the Minister.

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