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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2335

Mr Whitlam asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

What payments were made in 1970-71 to the (a) sterling area and (b) non-sterling area for films (i) for use on television and (ii) for other exhibition purposes.

Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Overseas exchange was allocated as follows during 1970-71:

In addition, the equivalent of $A4.1m was remitted from Australia to the non-sterling area during 1970-71 in payment for imported films. However, details of the proportions of these remittances which relate to films for use on television and for other purposes are not available.

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