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Thursday, 29 October 1970

Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Customs and Excise, upon notice:

What (a) books and (b) films have been the subject of Commonwealth censorship over each of the last 10 years.

Mr Chipp - The following is the answer to the honourable member's question:

All imported films and books are liable to examination for censorship purposes before clearance from Customs control.

Lists of prohibited books and films are available in the Parliamentary Library for scrutiny by honourable members.

The publications list includes those prohibited over the last 10 years.

In the case of films the Parliamentary Library list cover rejections for the period 1st July 1967 onwards. The titles rejected for the balance of the period in question, namely 1st January 1960 to 30th June 1967 are as follows:

Mr Collard asked the Minister for

Repatriation, upon notice:

(1)   What means test is imposed upon applicants for education awards under the Services Trust Funds Act.

(2)   Are adjustments to the means test automatic; if so, on what basis.

(3)   When was the last adjustment made.

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