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Tuesday, 22 October 1974
Page: 1834

Senator McLAREN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I ask the AttorneyGeneral: Has his attention been drawn to an editorial in the Pinnaroo 'Border Times' of 17 October asking why an advertisement about the Trade Practices Act did not appear in that newspaper? As country newspapers, such as the

Pinnaroo 'Border Times', are an important part of community life in country areas, will the Attorney-General consider the smaller provincial newspapers when placing future advertisements?

Senator MURPHY - In reply to the first part of the question, yes, it has. I will consider the position of the smaller provincial newspapers. The Trade Practices Act advertisement appeared very widely. I thought it was important and should appear widely. I am conscious of the fact that many people read only the suburban or smaller provincial newspapers, and sometimes trade papers, and I will do what I can to see that those who read the Pinnaroo 'Border Times' are no worse off than other persons. I think they would certainly get as good a knowledge of international affairs as anybody who reads a national newspaper. I will see to it that the Pinnaroo Border Times' is not overlooked on the next occasion of such an advertisement by my Department. In fact, the honourable senator having raised the matter I will insist that it go into the Pinnaroo 'Border Times '.

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