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Wednesday, 7 August 1946


Mr WHITE (Balaclava) (12:25 PM) . - It is a pity that matters of the kind raised by the honorable member for Parkes (Mr. Haylen) should be introduced in this debate. I am, perhaps, slightly surprised that he has delved so deeply in order to carry out the dirty work of other people; but when we know the standard of his journalism and the apology he had to make for an article in the Standard one could conceive of hie doing anything.


Mr Haylen - The remark of the honorable member is offensive to me and I ask that he withdraw it. He referred to an apology I have nevermade, and never will make.


Mr WHITE -I withdraw; but I think that the honorable member should withdrawall that he has said about me. He referred to an incident in 1930 when the motion to discuss the action of theScullin Government in withdrawing preference to returned soldiers was under consideration. This was the answer to a question, which I received from the right honorable member for Yarra (Mr. Scullin), who was Prime Minister at that time-

In view of the distress because of the widespread unemployment the question of distribution of labour has given the Government serious -


Mr Daly - I rise to order. The statement being made by the honorable member for Balaclava (Mr. White) has no connexion with the question before the Chair.







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