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Wednesday, 6 May 1942


Senator AMOUR (New South Wales) . - If a car were left in a garage and it had in it an unlicensed wireless set, the garage proprietor would have no more responsibility in the matter than if the driver of the car had not a driving licence. He would not be the owner of the wireless set, and no man should be responsible for something he does not own.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 104 agreed to.

Clause 105-

The fees payable in respect of any broadcast listener's licence or any renewal thereof shall be as follows: -

(a)   For Zone 1, twenty shillings per annum or portion thereof in respect of the possession by any person of one appliance which is capable of being used for the reception of broadcast programmes, and ten shillings per annum or portion thereof in respect of the possession of each additional such appliance; and

(b)   For Zone 2, fourteen shillings per annum or portion thereof in respect of the possession by any person of one appliance which is capable of being used for the reception of broadcast programmes, and seven shillings per annum or portion thereof in respect of the possession of each additional such appliance:

Amendment (by Senator Ashley) agreed to -

That all the words from and including " in respect of any broadcast listener's licence" to and including " appliance ", last occurring, he left out with a view to insert in lieu thereof the following words: - " for broadcast listeners' licences or renewals thereof granted under this act shall be as follows: -

(i)   in the case of a licence in respect of the possession by a person of one appliance which is capable of being used for the reception ofbroadcast programmes - Twenty shillings for each year or part of a year of the currency of the licence or renewal; and

(ii)   in the case of a licence in respect of the possession by that person of each such appliance in excess of one - Ten shillings for each year or part of a year of the currency of the licence or renewal; and

(i)   in the case of a licence in respect of the possession by a person of one such appliance - Fourteen shillings for each year or part of a year of the currency of the licence or renewal; and

(ii)   in the case of a licence in respect of the possession by that person of each such appliance in excess of one - Seven shillings for each year or part of a year of the currency of the licence or renewal ".







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