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Thursday, 24 February 1977
Page: 473


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Dr Jenkins (SCULLIN, VICTORIA) -Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr KING -Yes. I think inadvertently the honourable member for Denison (Mr Hodgman) misunderstood what I said in relation to the number of members in Tasmania. I want the honourable member to know that I did not criticise in any way the Tasmanian members. What I actually said was that the Opposition -


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member has made his explanation. The honourable member will realise that he is correcting a misrepresentation and should not debate the matter.


Mr KING - Mr Deputy Speaker,with all due respect all that I wanted to say was that -


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -It is not a question of what the honourable member wants to say. It is a matter of correcting a misrepresentation which the honourable member claims has been made. I ask the honourable member to clarify how he has been misrepresented.


Mr KING -I will be happy to do so. The easiest way to do so is to spell out what I said earlier. I said that the Opposition in this Parliament did not show criticism of the Constitution in relation to the 5 seats in Tasmania. In no way did I criticise it.







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