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Wednesday, 8 May 1957

Mr Leslie (MOORE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) e asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

1.   What was the amount collected in wireless listener licence-fees in each of thelast five financial years?

2.   What was the allocation of this money in each of the years to - (a) The Post Office; (b) the Australian Broadcasting Commission; and (c) other channels?

3.   Are these allocations based on a definite formula; if so, what is that formula?

Mr Davidson - The answer to the honorable member's questions is as follows: -

The amounts which have been collected in wireless listeners' licence-fees in the last financial years have been as follows: -


The revenue received from the issue of wireless listeners' licence-fees is paid direct into Consolidated Revenue.

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