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Tuesday, 26 September 1972
Page: 1872

Mr SPEAKER -Order! There is far too much audible conversation. I can see some members straining in an endeavour to hear the Postmaster-General. Their difficulty is caused by the incessant chatter that goes on in the chamber. I think it is really time we took a stern look at ourselves.

Mr Bryant - Why does the Minister not-


Mr Bryant - Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is all very well to abuse the House for not listening to people such as the Postmaster-General, but if he would look at the House and speak to us we would be able to hear him.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! There is no substance in the point of order. I suggest that if the honourable member for Wills and other members of this House were to obey the Standing Orders they would find that the Postmaster-General would be able to be heard.

Sir ALAN HULME - It is not often that there is a complaint that I cannot be heard. 1 speak into the microphone. I shall start again. Pursuant to section 78 of the Broadcasting and Television Act 1942- 1972, I present the 40th annual report of the Australian Broadcasting Commission for the year ended 30th June 1972.

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