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Thursday, 21 February 1980
Page: 322

Mr Innes asked the Minister for Post and Telecommunications, upon, notice, on 22 November 1979:

(   1 ) In view of the lack of information on the matter under inquiry in the reference given by him in answer to part ( 3 ) of my question No. 4720 (Hansard, 10 October 1979, page 2290), do differences in opinion and policy exist between Telecom Australia and his office or his Department over the adoption of a direct broadcasting satellite by Australia; if so, what are the reasons for each and any difference of opinion and policy between Telecom Australia and his Department and his office over any Australian DBS.

(2)   Is this question answered by (a) Telecom Australia, (b) his Department or (c) his office.

Mr Staley -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) The question of a Direct Broadcasting Satellite (DBS) Service as such has not been the subject of policy differences between Telecom Australia, my Department or my office.

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