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Thursday, 18 May 1972
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Mr LLOYD (Murray) - I support the amendment moved by the honourable member for Isaacs (Mr Hamer) and I congratulate him on what I consider to be a distinct improvement in the overall wording of proposed new section 100a (1.) compared with the words contained in the amendment which had earlier been proposed, but which has now been withdrawn, by the Postmaster-General. Personally I would have preferred similar wording to that which will be required to be placed on the labels of cigarette packets and that wording is 'Warning - smoking is a health hazard'. But I am quite happy with the terms of the amendment moved by the honourable member for Isaacs. I agree also with the proposed amendment to reduce the announcement time from 5 seconds to 3 seconds because I think that this is just common sense. There will be a more succinct warning with fewer words.

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (Mr Drury) - Order! The Committee is dealing only with the first amendment at this stage.

Mr LLOYD - I accept that ruling. 1 just repeat that I support the amendment.

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