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AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING AUTHORITY--HITZ FM

Senator Spindler, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a

formal motion, moved--That the Senate--

(a) notes that:

(i) the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) has not

renewed the temporary transmission permit of the

Melbourne radio station, Hitz FM,

(ii) Hitz FM is a not-for-profit, non-Government funded,

community broadcaster providing a high-quality radio

service run by young people for young people,

(iii) that Hitz FM has reached a high proportion of young

people aged from 10 to 17 as the 30 000 signatures and

5 000 telephone calls in support of continuing Hitz FM

broadcasts show; and

(b) calls on the ABA to reconsider its decision and to grant Hitz FM

a permanent transmission licence.

Question put and passed.