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Thursday, 24 August 1972
Page: 390


Senator YOUNG - I direct a question to the Minister representing the PostmasterGeneral. In view of the desire of Australians to see live on television their representatives participating in the Olympic Games at Munich, can the Minister say what is the present position concerning the dispute between the Overseas Telecommunications Commission and its employees?


Senator GREENWOOD - I replied to a similar question yesterday. I indicated that the Public Service Arbitrator, acting under powers conferred upon him recently by the Public Service Arbitration Act, had made an order which required members of the Professional Radio Employees Institute of Australasia and members employed by the Overseas Telecommunications Commission to desist from conduct which would prevent the Olympic Games being televised. That order has been made. Only time will tell whether there will be compliance with that order. At present I am unable to take the position beyond what I said yesterday.







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