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Thursday, 20 April 1972
Page: 1279

Senator WILLESEE - I ask the Acting Postmaster-General this question: When does the Minister propose to introduce the legislation foreshadowed in his Press statement of 7th April relating to the power of the Australian Broadcasting Control Board to regulate television programmes on Sunday mornings? In the meantime, what is his attitude to TV stations which break the law as it stands at present and which show other than - I quote the Minister's Press statement - 'the special types of programmes which up to now have been regarded as suitable for Sunday morning television'?

Senator COTTON - The legislation will be introduced into the Parliament when the Government has completed its consideration of the matter, which it is doing now. I think the Press statement stated that the Government felt that the legal power to regulate television programmes on Sunday mornings was not as sound as it should be and that it needed adjustment. That is what is being contemplated. In the meantime we asked the people involved to respect as far as they could possibly bring themselves to do so, the general standard requested by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board.

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