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Tuesday, 10 October 1972
Page: 2235


The Clerk - Petitions have been lodged for presentation as follows and copies will be referred to the appropriate Ministers:

Advertising in Telephone Directories

The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of citizens of the Commonwealth respectfully showeth:

That we, the undersigned, protest against the action of the Commonwealth Government in letting the contract for the advertising rights for the Victorian Pink Pages Telephone Directories to an American Company, General Telephone & Electronics Corp. U.S.A., trading in Australia as Directories (Aust.) Pty Ltd.

That this will mean that the American Company now controls the Telephone Directory Advertising in all but one State of the Commonwealth.

We respectfully request that this contract be revokedin the national interest, and your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. by Mr Fairbairn, Dr Forbes, Mr MacKellar and Mr Staley.

Petitions received.







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