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Thursday, 17 November 1960

Mr DALY (GRAYNDLER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I direct a question to the Postmaster-General. Is it a fact that the Postmaster-General has rejected the Australian Broadcasting Control Board's recommendation that the English company, Associated Television Limited, should not be permitted to control any interest in the Richmond-Tweed Heads and Ballarat licences recently granted by Cabinet, and that A.T.V.'s interest in the licences granted for Canberra, Wollongong and Central Tablelands should be limited to 5 per cent.? Is it a fact also that A.T.V. controls either directly' or indirectly the following shareholding in companies to which the Government has granted mono.polostic country television licences: Canberra, 15 per cent.-

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