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Thursday, 25 August 2011
Page: 5539


Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (12:51): Madam Acting Deputy President, under standing order 191, having spoken to a question I want to explain briefly some material part of my speech which may not have been understood. In a debate early today it turns out that I wrongly accused the Cameron clan of siding with the Campbell clan to slaughter the Macdonalds at Glencoe back in the 17th century. Before my coll­eague Senator Cameron takes me on about this, I just want to acknowledge that the Camerons were, in fact, with the Macdonalds and not with the Campbells in that instance. But I am sure those Camerons were from a different section of the clan to the one that Senator Cameron is part of. I do want to correct my error in accusing the Cameron clan of siding with the Campbells to slaugh­ter the Macdonalds on behalf of the English King William at Glencoe back in the 17th century.