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Thursday, 14 November 2002
Page: 9096


Mr BEAZLEY (3:36 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Mr BEAZLEY —Yes.


The SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Mr BEAZLEY —During question time the minister for education said that no member of the opposition had asked him a question about the issues of apprenticeships and traineeships in the entire time he had been a minister. As a person in the opposition who has asked him a question along those lines, I have been misrepresented. I asked him a question on 27 August; it had five parts to it. A ream of statistics have been introduced. The one thing that is interesting about it is that completion rates—


The SPEAKER —The member for Brand is aware that he has indicated where he has been misrepresented and that the details are not relevant. He will resume his seat.