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Wednesday, 3 June 1942

Mr CONELAN (Griffith) . -I was surprised to hear the remarks of the honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Francis). The purpose of the clause is to make wealthy persons, who can afford two or more wireless set3, pay something extra in the way of licence-fees. At present, a man who can afford to buy, a motor car for £800 with a wireless set in it is not asked to pay any licence-fee in respect of that set, yet an invalid or old-age pensioner is not granted a free licence. The honorable member for Moreton is concerned only with the interests of the man who wants a wireless set in several rooms of his palatial mansion. It is absurd to suggest that an army of inspectors will be necessary to police this provision.

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