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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 53

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the Minister representing the Postmaster-General say why the amendments to the Broadcasting and Television Act that were passed in the last session of the Parliament have not yet been presented for royal assent? Can he say when the new controls on cigarette advertising on radio and television will begin? What influence, if any, has been brought to bear on the Government by cigarette and tobacco companies to defer the introduction of this legislation?

Senator GREENWOOD - I am unable to answer the question why this legislation has not been presented for royal assent. In so responding, I accept the fact that it has not been presented as the honourable senator asserted. If I decline to respond to the other questions which the honourable senator has asked it is because, firstly, they are not within my particular knowledge, not being within my own ministerial responsibility, and, secondly, because I recall that yesterday the Minister for Health who is responsible for the substance of what the honourable senator asked replied to a question which I think gave much of the information he is now seeking.

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