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Monday, 4 September 1989
Page: 842

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The petition of the undersigned residents of Tasmania respectfully showeth:

That the mountainous terrain and geography of Tasmania makes VHF television transmissions the most suitable for the State;

That more than 30,000 Tasmanians will have to purchase new television receivers and new antennae if commercial television in the State is forced to change from the VHF to the UHF band;

Your petitioners therefore request that the requirement by the Department of Transport and Communications to force Tasmania's two commercial television stations to change from the VHF to the UHF band by 1993 be immediately rescinded.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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