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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3726

Mr James asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Film and Television School Act require the Council of the School to prepare and furnish a report of the operations of the School as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year.

(2)   Does the Act require that the Minister shall cause the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 1 5 sitting days after receipt by the Minister.

(3)   When did he receive the 1973-74 report of the Film and Television School.

(4)   Did he order the reprinting of the report so that his own name would replace that of the Leader of the Opposition who was Prime Minister during the period covered by the report.

(5)   If so, did this alteration cost taxpayers $2,000; if not, how much did it cost.

(6)   What is the justification for this further delay to the presentation of the report, which, with previous delays, represents a clear violation of the provisions of the Act

Mr Fraser - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows: (/)and (2)Yes

(3)   3 December 1976.

(4)   No.

(5)   See my answer to Question No. 1630 (Hansard, 9 December 1976).

(6)   The honourable member might note that I tabled the Film and Television School Report for 1973-74 today, 9 December.

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