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PRS report on radio released

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P R I M E m i M I S T E R

Press Statement No. 8 August 1975

The Prime Minister, Mr Whitlam, today released the . Report on Radio by the Priorities Review Staff.

Mr Whitlam said that although the Government did not agree with all its recommendations, the report should be a valuable contribution to public debate on radio in Australia.

x He said that since requesting, the PRS to make the review last year, the Government has pursued its commitment to promote and support public radio with the establishment of experimental stations in Sydney and Melbourne.

Encouraged by the response to these initiatives, the Government wanted the broadest possible community involvement in the further development of public radio. .