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Wednesday, 15 May 2002
Page: 2212

Mr LATHAM (3:30 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

The SPEAKER —Does the member for Werriwa claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr LATHAM —Yes, grievously so by the Prime Minister.

The SPEAKER —The member for Werriwa may proceed.

Mr LATHAM —The Prime Minister has used some old newspaper articles to selectively quote from, suggesting that I support the government's cuts to the disability support pension. The reading of those articles will show that I support massive increases in spending on disabled people—on transport subsidies, on rehabilitation and on training—to get them into the work force.

The SPEAKER —The member for Werriwa will indicate where he was misrepresented.

Mr LATHAM —I do not support these cuts; I support increased investment.

The SPEAKER —The member for Werriwa will resume his seat; he has indicated where he has been misrepresented.