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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2239

(Question No. 1693)

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Communi- cations, upon notice, on 5 September:

(1) Has the ABC dropped its weekend local radio news service in Darwin; if so, what are the reasons.

(2) Does the ABC provide local radio or television news services at weekends in Tasmania.

Mr Duffy —The answer to the honourable member's question, based on advice provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, is as follows:

(1) The weekend local radio news service in Darwin was dropped earlier this year because of a temporary staff shortage. The service has now been restored.

(2) Yes.