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Tuesday, 15 November 1983
Page: 2746

Question No. 560

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 22 September 1983:

Is any action being taken to introduce stereo television in Australia; if so, ( a) when will it be available and (b) what role will his Department have in its introduction.

Mr Duffy —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Laboratory tests have recently been concluded in the Melbourne laboratories of my Department. On air tests have also been conducted on two alternative systems. The results are currently being evaluated by my Department.

Following consultation with receiver manufacturers and the broadcasting industry, I will make an announcement as soon as possible concerning dual sound television.