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Wednesday, 6 May 1942

Senator GIBSON (Victoria) .- The object of this clause is simply to safeguard telegraphic revenue of the Postmaster-General's Department. When I was Postmaster-General, tremendous pressure was brought to bear upon me by 600 newspapers to permit them to publish items broadcast over the air. If that had been done, our telegraphic revenue would have vanished. This regulation has been in operation for years, and no one has taken exception to it. At first sight, it would appear that Senator Leckie's objections are justified. How ever, it is quite another matter. This provision is designed to protect telegraphic revenue.

Senator Ashley - It has been in operation for years in the form of a regulation.

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