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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 111

Question No. 260

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 26 May 1983:

Has his attention been drawn to a statement by Senator Button, on 21 September 1981, that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation should be given the only licence for subscriber television; if so, does that statement represent Government policy.

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

The Government is at present considering a number of options in relation to the introduction of radiated subscription television in Australia. These options include the involvement of the ABC and private enterprise. I hope to be in a position to announce the Government's policy on RSTV in the near future.