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Wednesday, 2 September 1942

Senator LECKIE - As I distinctly gained the impression when the Australian Broadcasting Bill was before this chamber that the Broadcasting Committee could deal only with subjects referred to it by the Minister, I should like to be clear on the point raised by Senator Lamp. Is the Postmaster-General's answer to the honorable senator correct?

Senator ASHLEY - The honorable senator is partly correct. The Broadcasting Committee can inquire only into subjects referred to it by the PostmasterGeneral or the Parliament. My answer to Senator Lamp was that any member of the Parliament who wished to give evidence before the committee on any subject which it had under consideration should get in touch with the chairman of the committee.

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