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Thursday, 23 March 1972
Page: 896

Senator CAVANAGH (South Australia) - I do not think that the AttorneyGeneral (Senator Greenwood) should get away with what he has just said. He has promised to pass on to the PostmasterGeneral (Sir Alan Hulme) what has been said. But firstly he does not know what has been said so how can he pass it on? Originally, the complaint was that there was no reply to a question asked by an honourable senator who was seeking genuine information. The Postmaster-General was asked why the Australian Broadcasting Control Board called for the tapes of the Brian White show. After all this discussion and all the utterance from the AttorneyGeneral we still do not have a reply to the information sought. In the questioner's mind there could be a sinister motive behind the Board's seeking the tapes. The answer that the honourable senator got was that the tapes were called for under the relevant section of the Broadcasting and Television Act. We do not know why the Board wanted the tapes. The honourable senator deserves information. Senator Douglas McClelland has sought information. The matter will not rest until he gets the information that he respectfully asked for but which was not supplied by the Attorney-General.

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