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Wednesday, 6 May 1942


Senator ASHLEY (New South Wales) (Postmaster-General and Minister for Information) . - The Government is not prepared to accept the honorable senator's suggestion in view of the fact that it would involve a disclosure of the private affairs of purchasers of wireless sets.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 107 agreed to.

Clause 108 -

Every licence granted or deemed to have been granted under this act shall be subject to the provisions of this act and the regulations so far as they are applicable to the licence, and those provisions shall be deemed to be incorporated in the licence.

Amendment (by Senator Ashley) agreed to -

That after the word " licence ", last occurring, the following words be added: - "as terms and conditions of the licence ".

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 109 and 110 agreed to.

Clause 111 - (3.) The punishment for an offence against this act shall be -

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(b)   if the offence is prosecuted upon indictment - a fine of Five hundred pounds or imprisonment for five years.

Amendments (by Senator Ashley) agreed to -

That the word " of " be left out with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words "not exceeding ".

That, after the word " for ", second occurring, the following words be inserted: - " a term not exceeding ".

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

New clause 111a.

Motion (by Senator Ashley) agreed to -

That after clause 111, the following new clause be inserted: - "111a. - A certificate in writing, signed by an authorized officer, certifying that a broad- cast listener's licence was not, at the time specified in the certificate, in force in respect of any appliance (specified in the certificate) which is capable of being used for the reception of broadcast programmes shall be prima facie evidence that a broadcast listener's licence was not, at that time, in force in respect of that appliance.".

Clause 112 agreed to.

Schedule and Title agreedto.

Bill reported with amendments.

Motion (by Senator Collings) agreed to -

That the bill be recommitted for the reconsideration of clause 24.

In committee(Recommittal) :

Clause 24 (Advertisements -vide page 882)-

Amendment (by Senator Ashley) agreed to -

T hat at theend of sub-clause (2.) the following words be added: - "or any matter the broadcasting of which is directed by the Minister in pursuance of the last preceding section."

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with a further amendment; reports adopted.







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