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Thursday, 6 December 1973

Senator CANT (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I direct a question to the Minister for the Media. Did he have the opportunity last night of seeing the 7 p.m. television news service of the Australian Broadcasting Commission? If he did, did he notice that Senator Rae appeared on the service to comment on the education Bills that were at that time before the Senate and that no Government spokesman was given an opportunity to appear? Also, did he note that the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Representatives appeared on the program to comment on Government policy, without the Government's being given the opportunity to comment? Will the Minister advise the Commission of its obligation to present a balanced and unbiased viewpoint with regard to political matters, and in future endeavour to present to the viewing public both sides of the political spectrum?

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