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Friday, 20 February 1987
Page: 469

Mr GOODLUCK —Madam Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr GOODLUCK —Yes, I do.

Madam SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr GOODLUCK —Yesterday in the program PM, the interviewer, Heather Ewart, said:

The Opposition was clearly rattled after Mr Keating sat down. Abuse was being yelled across the floor from shadow front benchers Neil Brown and Jim Carlton as well as many of the back benchers. At one point it all became too much especially for the Tasmanian Liberal, Bruce Goodluck.

Madam Speaker, firstly, I never become rattled and, secondly, I raised my point of clarification in response to the Minister for Social Security (Mr Howe). I said that I was sick of what was happening this week. In particular I was sick of all the flow about Bjelke-Petersen. While Rome is burning the Government is playing with emotions. But I was not rattled and my response did not come at the time reported.