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Wednesday, 18 May 1960

Mr LUCHETTI (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question, which is directed to the Postmaster-General, deals with a radio programme broadcast over Station 2GB last Thursday. It was based on the killing of two Australian patrol officers at Telefomin in New Guinea. Will the Minister do all in his power to ensure that there will not be a repetition of this hurtful type of broadcast and that suitable expressions of regret are extended to the widowed mothers of the victims, whose feelings have been outraged by the distressing programme? I ask the Minister, also, to direct the Australian Broadcasting Control Board to ensure that a more careful scrutiny will in future be made to spare the next of kin the agonizing and gruesome details contained in such broadcasts.

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