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Wednesday, 7 December 1960


Mr SPEAKER - Order! The Leader of the Opposition is getting away from the motion that is now before the House.


Mr CALWELL - I have got in all the propaganda on that question that I want to get in. I will not sell out for a debate on foreign affairs at 2 o'clock in the morning because this Government already has treated the Parliament in a way that no other parliament has ever been treated. This morning at half-past two the Government sneaked in a resolution relating to judges* salaries. The measure came in like a thief in the night. The Government brought in a resolution, after having told the Opposition that it would not do so, hoping that it could push the matter through. Then it expected an informed discussion upon the whole question in the last two days of the sessional period. We do not mind sitting right up until Christmas Eve, and we have no anxiety to have the Government finish up the session. The giggling Gerties on the Government side can laugh as long as they like.







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