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Friday, 1 May 1942

Mr WARD (East Sydney) (Minister for Labour and National Service) . - There is no difficulty in discerning the motive which prompted the Opposition to move this amendment. Unfortunately, the present Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Fadden) has been placed in a very invidious position. He had in the party room very strenuously opposed the proposal that the Government should be challenged on this issue, but he was forced into his present position by the tactics adopted by the right honorable member for Kooyong (Mr. Menzies), who has decided that this is an appropriate time to make a bid for leadership.

Mr Menzies - That is a plain lie!

Mr Fadden - I rise to a point of order.I submit that the Minister is not privileged to misrepresent what takes place in the party room, and I ask that the statement be withdrawn.

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