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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 70

Question No. 6

Dr Klugman asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 3 May 1983:

(1) Is there a proposal to establish a racing and sporting radio station in Canberra; if so, what stage has it reached.

(2) Have previous proposals been rejected; if so, why.

Mr Duffy —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) My Department has received several expressions of interest for a Category ' S' public broadcasting licence in Canberra. The only one of these for a racing and sporting station is from Canberra Racing and Sporting Broadcasters Pty Ltd. All expressions of interest are being considered in terms of future radio services for the Australian Capital Territory region.

(2) The Government has not rejected any proposals; however, a proposal from the Australian Capital Territory Totalizator Agency Board (ACT TAB) was not proceeded with by the previous Government.