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Tuesday, 25 November 2003
Page: 22718


Mr CREAN (Leader of the Opposition) (3:09 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Mr CREAN —Yes.


The SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Mr CREAN —Today in question time the Treasurer again repeated a claim that he has made many times before that Labor voted against the tax cuts in 1999. This is false. Labor did not vote against either the second or third reading in the House, and I table excerpts from the House Votes and Proceedings to prove this point. In fact what happened is that the Prime Minister did the dirty GST deal with the Democrats, and that is what—


The SPEAKER —The Leader of the Opposition will resume his seat. He has indicated where he was misrepresented. As I heard the Leader of the Opposition, he was seeking leave to table a particular document. Leave is granted.