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Tuesday, 28 September 1971
Page: 1605

Dr Everingham asked the Minister for Education and Science, upon notice:

Will he appoint teachers familiar with modern audio-visual methods to advisory bodies concerned with science and library grants to secondary schools so that language laboratories and other equipment for modern teaching of languages can be incorporated in science blocks and libraries at secondary schools in proportion to the needs of individual schools.

Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Both the Commonwealth Secondary Schools Libraries Committee and the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Standards for Science Facilities in Independent Secondary Schools have as members teachers who are thoroughly familiar with modern audio-visual methods and materials, both in general and as they apply to he teaching ot science and the enlarged role of the library in the secondary school. However, 'neither the

Science Facilities nor Libraries Programmes have as their aim the supply of language teaching laboratories.

Broadcasting: Australian Capital Territory (Question No. 3804) Mr Enderby asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice:

(1)   Is there a radio frequency available or has one been allocated for use upon the calling of applications for a second commercial radio broadcasting licence for Canberra?

(2)   If so, is there any reason why applications for licences should not be called forthwith?

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

(1)   and (2) The Australian Broadcasting Control Board has given some consideration to the technical and economic factors relating to the possibility of authorising an additional commercial broadcasting station to serve Canberra in connection with the Board's continuing responsibilities for the development of the broadcasting services. However, a frequency has not yet been allocated and no specific proposal had yet been submitted for my consideration.

The Board will furnish a report to me on the matter when its investigations arc completed and if, after considering the Board's report, I decide to invite applications for a licence, adequate publicity will be given to the matter so that any interested companies may apply.

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