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Wednesday, 23 October 1974
Page: 1913


Senator GUILFOYLE (Victoria) - We would be happy to proceed, but not at a later hour this day in view of the lateness of the hour. As other amendments are yet to be dealt with I feel that this Bill will be in progress as the Senate rises this evening. In fairness the Minister should allow it to be stated that only within the last few minutes did he make a suggestion with regard to the definition of the Australian short film.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - You had the opportunity to see it.


Senator GUILFOYLE - And the amendments -


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - I am not here to tell you how to suck eggs.


Senator GUILFOYLE - I am not asking you to tell us how to do anything. The amendment to which the Minister referred was consequent upon other amendments which we had hoped would be supported. However, those amendments were defeated. We then took a course of action for the remainder of the Bill. I accept the Minister's offer to defer consideration of clause 10 at this stage and I take note of his suggestion that the deferment be related to the definition of the Australian short film. We will need to study those 2 matters in relation to one another.


Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Media) - I take it that this means the deferment also of the consideration of Senator Hall's proposed amendment.







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