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Thursday, 21 August 2003
Page: 19245


Mr LATHAM (4:23 PM) —Mr Speaker, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Leader of the House, in the aborted personal explanation, accused me of misleading the House.


The SPEAKER —I need some clarification.


Mr LATHAM —Sorry, Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Mr LATHAM —Yes, by the minister, who accused me of misleading the House.


The SPEAKER —The member for Werriwa may proceed.


Mr LATHAM —Thank you, Mr Speaker. The minister opposite, the Leader of the House, just a few moments ago, accused me of misleading the House on the basis that I served on Liverpool Council with Craig Knowles. Yes, I did, and the circumstances were these: the minister in question time accused me of some sort of ruckus when Craig Knowles was the Mayor of Liverpool. Craig Knowles was the Mayor of Liverpool from September 1986 to September 1987. I was not elected until 26 September 1987. Craig Knowles stood down at that election and did not come back onto the council until the by-election following the unfortunate and untimely death of Frank—


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


Mr LATHAM —I ask the minister to apologise—for the second time.


The SPEAKER —The member for Werriwa will resume his seat.


Mr LATHAM —For the second time!


The SPEAKER —Order—or I will deal with the member for Werriwa!


Mr LATHAM —He's got it wrong again.


The SPEAKER —I warn the member for Werriwa! I had already indicated to both the member for Calare and the member for New England that the facility for an apology could not be advanced during a personal explanation.