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Tuesday, 10 October 1972
Page: 2352

Dr Cass asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

(1)   Was a meeting at the Sydney Town Hall on 2nd March 1972, in which one of the speakers was Dr Germaine Greer, recorded on video-tape for the Australian Broadcasting Commission programme Four Corners.

(2)   Was the speech by Dr Greer at that meeting broadcast in full on radio station 3AR at 8.15 p.m. on 22nd March 1972.

(3)   What is the reason for not allowing the Health, Social Welfare and Repatriation Committee of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party to see the video-taped programme.

(4)   Why is a transcript of Dr Greer's speech not available to the same Committee.

Sir Alan Hulme - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Yes.

(3)   The Commission as a matter of policy, allows special screenings or auditions only of programmes which are transmitted.

(4)   A transcript of Dr Greer's remarks broadcast in the radio programme 'Fact and Opinion' on 22nd March 1972 is now available. I understand a copy has been forwarded to the Honourable Member by the ABC.

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