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Monday, 14 September 1987
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Mr YOUNG (Leader of the House) —Madam Speaker, may I take the opportunity of congratulating you and the Chairman of Committees on your re-election. I ask for leave of the House to move a motion concerning the authorising of the televising of the Budget Speech and the reply by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Howard).

Leave granted.

Mr YOUNG —I move:

That this House authorises-

(1) the Speaker to make arrangements for the preliminary proceedings relating to the introduction of the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 1987-88, all or part of the second reading speech of the Treasurer, and all or part of the reply to that speech by the Leader of the Opposition to be filmed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation;

(2) the direct, live telecast of all or part of that film and the accompanying sound of the proceedings by any television station provided that a station telecasts both speeches live and gives approximately equal time to both speeches; and

(3) the use by any television station of any part of the filmed proceedings and accompanying sound in subsequent news, current affairs and documentary programs.