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Thursday, 21 August 2003
Page: 19243


Mr WINDSOR (4:19 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Mr WINDSOR —Yes, I do.


The SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Mr WINDSOR —Yesterday in her contribution to the Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 2003 the member for Dawson said:

It will be to the eternal shame of the Independents that they supported Saddam Hussein, and that will be used in the election against them.

This is clearly wrong and impugns my credibility. Any reading of Hansard would show that I have been very much opposed to Saddam Hussein. Additionally, on the AM program on ABC radio at 7.00 a.m. and 8.00 a.m. the member for Dawson said:

.. the Independents are opposed to border protection and they sided with Saddam Hussein.

Again, this is an egregious slight on my character and completely against the facts. I call for an apology or the appropriate action will be undertaken.


The SPEAKER —The member for New England would be aware that he is unable to use a personal explanation for that purpose. The matter has been dealt with.