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Thursday, 2 June 1960


Mr Daly y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   How much of the £22,341 which was paid for newspaper advertising in New South Wales duringthe Commonwealth Loan Campaign in September, 1959, was allocated to political publications?

2.   What are the names of the newspapers concerned, and by what political parties are they controlled?


Mr Harold Holt - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: - 1 and 2. I am not aware that any of the papers listed in my answer to the honorable member's previous question, which appeared in " Hansard" on 5th April, 1960, are "political" publications in the sense that they are controlled by political parties.


Mr Daly y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   Does the Government advertise Commonwealth loans in newspapers owned and controlled by the various churches in New South Wales; if not, why not?

2.   Is he able to furnish information regarding the circulation of these papers?

3.   Does the Government advertise Commonwealth loans in political publications; if so, what are the names of these publications?


Mr Harold Holt - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   No; it has been the policy of Commonwealth Governments not to advertise in denominational papers.

2.   No.

3.   See my answer to question 10 appearing on the notice-paper for Thursday, 2nd June.


Mr Daly y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the Audit Bureau of Circulation is the only reputable organization available for the purpose of ascertaining accurate circulation figures of newspapers?

2.   Was this bureau used to obtain circulation figures given in answer to my question regarding newspaper advertising in the Commonwealth loan campaign in September, 1959?

3.   If not, how were the circulation figures supplied in connexion with the expenditure of £22,341 for newspaper advertising in this campaign compiled?


Mr Harold Holt - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   No other comparable organization is known to exist in Australia.

2.   Yes: for all those newspapers for which it reports circulation.

3.   For other newspapers the circulation figures were those contained in audited certificates provided by the newspapers concerned.

Apartheid Policy in South Africa.


Mr Cairns s asked the Acting Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Has the Australian Government under the present Prime Minister ever expressed its attitude to the apartheid policy of the South African Government?

2.   Did the House of Commons in England in a recent resolution unanimously condemn this policy?


Mr McEwen - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The Prime Minister and other Government leaders have made statements on this subject recently. The Parliament passed a resolution on 28th April, 1960.

2.   On the 8th April last a resolution on apartheid was agreed to in the House of Commons without a division.







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