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Thursday, 25 November 1999
Page: 12705

Mr ZAHRA (3:21 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr ZAHRA —I do.

Mr SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr ZAHRA —In response to a question today, the Minister for Forestry and Conservation accused me of breaking commitments to forest industry workers in my electorate. That is clearly a filthy, grubby lie.

Mr SPEAKER —The member for McMillan will withdraw that statement.

Mr ZAHRA —I withdraw the comment and suggest the word `lie' instead of `untruth'.