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Thursday, 27 April 1972
Page: 1409

Senator McLAREN asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

Is it correct that, a seminar on Drugs and the Mass Media held in Canberra last weekend, it was revealed that the Commonwealth Government had rejected a film, made by television performer Bobby Limb at a cost of$20,000, because in the Government's view the film was intimidatory.

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

Subsequent to a screening of the film 'The Acid Test' on commercial television in Canberra the Drug Education Sub-committee of the National Standing Control Committee on Drugs of Dependence, recommended that the film should not be given further exposure on the mass media. However, the film has been used by State health education authorities in training programmes for drug educators.

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