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ETHNIC COMMUNITY BROADCASTING

Ms Vamvakinou, for Mr L. D. T. Ferguson, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) pays tribute to the thousands of dedicated people across Australia who are involved every week in ethnic community broadcasting;

(2) recognises that the Australian Ethnic Radio Training Project (AERTP), auspiced by the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council, performs a vital role in providing nationally available, quality, accredited, value-for-money competency-based training for aspiring ethnic community broadcasters;

(3) acknowledges there is an ongoing demand for such training from new broadcasters, new programs, new language groups and from existing groups; and

(4) calls on the Government to provide further financial support to AERTP to ensure that it continues to operate beyond the 2002-2003 financial year.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.