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Wednesday, 2 July 1941

Senator FOLL - On Thursday last,

Senator Lamp asked whether the Postmaster-General (Mr. Collins) would request the technical experts of the department to take into consideration the rebroadcasting in English of news from radio stations in Russia, so that the people of Australia might be informed as to the position in that theatre of war. In reply, I have to inform the honorable senator that authoritative news from Russia of the progress of the conflict with Germany is contained in official communiques issued daily from Russia. These arc immediately given to the world press, and are relayed through the ordinary news channels for publication. Unofficial news in communiques broadcast from Moscow radio is received by the Department of Information's listening post, and a summary is provided for the Australian press and broadcasting stations for background information.

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