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Tuesday, 25 November 1986
Page: 3636

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Federal Division of Maranoa respectfully showeth that:

The ABC proposes to abolish certain country programmes from regional stations.

Such action will disadvantage those country listeners who only have the benefit of one radio station.

Regional stations broadcast entertainment and topics of local interest and any reduction in these programmes will undoubtedly inconvenience those listeners in the more remote and isolated areas of the state.

Talk back shows and the Hospital Hour are only two such programmes which it is thought are to be abolished.

Your petitioners humbly pray that the House of Representatives, in Parliament assembled, urge the Government to:

Approach the ABC requesting that they reconsider their proposal to adopt the above and that commonsense prevail in ensuring that those listeners who reside in country areas are not disregarded.

And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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