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Thursday, 19 June 1930

Senator E B JOHNSTON asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Did the Film Censorship Board act as judges in the recent competition for prizes for moving pictures made in Australia?

2.   Has it been found necessary to give the producers of American and other imported films a right of appeal to an appeal board against the decisions of the Film Censorship Board ?

3.   Is it a fact that great dissatisfaction exists amongst Australian film producers, who were competitors for the prizes mentioned, at the decision of the Film Censorship Board that no picture submitted was worthy of a first or second prize?

4.   Will the Minister give these producers of Australian pictures the same right of appeal to the Appeal Board against this decision, that is enjoyed by producers of American and foreign pictures?

5.   If not, why not?

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