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Wednesday, 3 April 1968


Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - My question, which is directed to the PostmasterGeneral, is supplementary to that asked yesterday by the honourable member for Dalley. In view of the fact that the Australian Broadcasting Commission is a public utility financed in the main by the imposition of radio and television licence fees, does the Minister agree with the contention that at this point of time the Commission is one of the most undeservingly protected institutions in the country? Stating my abhorrence of the suggestion that the Commission should come under the control of any political party by virtue of that party's forming the government of the day, 1 ask secondly: In view of the ABC's apparent inability to produce a programme







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