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Thursday, 24 October 1974
Page: 1940


Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - Yesterday the Committee deferred consideration of clause 10 following an indication of a possible attitude by the Minister for the Media (Senator Douglas McClelland) in response to what Senator Guilfoyle had said. Senator Guilfoyle indicated that the attitude which the Minister had indicated was possible was something to which the Opposition desired to give consideration. The Minister acceded to further consideration of the clause being deferred. That consideration has been given by the Opposition. I indicate that the consideration which has been given involves clause 3 being considered before clause 10. Therefore, I suggest that it would be appropriate to consider whether the definition 'Australian short film' should be changed before we examine clause 10. If that is not done the Opposition will be compelled to adhere to the course it was following last night of voting against Clause 10, then considering clause 3 and, if what we suggest is acceptable to the Committee, re-instituting clause 10 in some different form. It seems that that is an unnecessarily cumbersome way of proceeding. Therefore, I suggest that the appropriate course is to deal with clause 3 now so Senator Guilfoyle can move her amendment to clause 3.I move:

That further consideration of clause 10 be deferred until the definition 'Australian short film' in clause 3 has been considered.







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