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Tuesday, 8 May 1973
Page: 1807


Mr KILLEN (Moreton) - I want to ask the Minister for Labour (Mr Clyde Cameron) whether he would mind doing me a favour. The Minister has used a word in the proposed amendment to clause 3 which, with very great respect and diffidence, I suggest is simply not available in the English language - the word 'fullest'. The Minister has asked for the 'fullest participation by members'. I say to the honourable gentleman that if a receptacle, a Parliament, a person or, indeed, participation is full, it cannot be transported beyond that state; it is a finite state. I am not quibbling. It is one thing to put persiflage into a statute; it is another thing to put in ideas which I rate as being curious. But, please, why must we suffer inelegant language? Would the Minister mind removing the word 'fullest' and substituting the words the complete participation by members'? I do not think this will in any way injure the Bill and, with great respect, it would make for a more elegant arrangement of words.

Clause agreed to.

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