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Tuesday, 6 December 1983
Page: 3342

Question No. 274

Mr Wells asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 26 May 1983:

(1) Has his attention been drawn to the practice which is not uncommon in the international film industry called 'receiving backhanders' which reportedly consists of film purchasers receiving a payment from film distributors as an incentive?

(2) If so, has he any indication of Australian film purchasers being involved in a practice of this kind?

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

(1) Yes.

(2) No.