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Thursday, 17 March 1932


Mr MAKIN (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I desire to make a personal explanation in respect of misrepresentation that took place last evening during the debate upon the resolution dealing with the Financial Agreements Enforcement Act I had to be absent from the chamber when the honorable member for Dalley (Mr. Rosevear) was speaking ; but I have had an opportunity of reading his remarks as recorded in Hansard. I notice that the honorable member stated that I had voted for a reduction in wages and pensions. Those who have a knowledge of what transpired during the debate on the Financial Emergency Bill will remember that, although at that time I occupied the honoured position of Speaker, and could have claimed liberty not to take any active part in the deliberations of this chamber, I spoke on the floor of the House, and recorded my vote against a reduction in wages and salaries, pensions, and the maternity allowance.


Mr Gander - Did the honorable member vote against the Premiers plan?


Mr MAKIN - I voted against the Premiers plan. Volume 130 of Hansard, recording the debate on the 9th and 10th of July, 1931, at pages 3706 and 3727, contains the various divisions which were taken, and they in every instance include my name among the " Noes ". In view of the misrepresentation that occurred last evening, I feel that this explanation is due to my constituents and to myself.







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