Kōrero: Parliament

Radio broadcasts of Parliament

Radio broadcasts of Parliament

In 1936 regular radio broadcasts of parliamentary debates were introduced by the new Labour government, led by Michael Joseph ('Mickey') Savage, who is depicted as Mickey Mouse in this cartoon. He is perched on the head of colleague Robert Semple, and exchanges words with his opponent George Forbes, seated on the shoulders of Gordon Coates. Meanwhile their debate is broadcast to the nation.

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Parliamentary Services
Cartoon by John Cecil Hill

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John E. Martin, 'Parliament - Parliament and the public', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/33698/radio-broadcasts-of-parliament (accessed 22 September 2021)

He kōrero nā John E. Martin, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Feb 2015