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Thursday, 25 October 1956


Mr TURNBULL (Mallee) .- I think that honorable members on both sides of the House will pay tribute to the honorable member for Moore (Mr. Leslie) for the fighting qualities that he exhibits. Although I do not always agree with his parochial attitude regarding Western Australia, particularly in relation to the federal aid roads formula, I personally pay a tribute to his efforts on behalf of the primary producers. When he fights for the primary producers of Western Australia he also fights for primary producers all over this great continent. Therefore, sir, to have such a fighter behind me - he now sits behind me in this chamber - is something of which I am very proud. He said many of the things that I would have liked to say, and he said them in an enthusiastic manner that must appeal to the people. He is an enthusiastic man, and that is a great thing. Some one has said that an enthusiastic man has had a visitation of the gods; the mind grasps certain facts, reason draws certain conclusions; and imagination binds them togeher like faggots into a torch and lights them at the fires of enthusiasm; in that genial glow the heart warms, faith and hope revive, energy takes command, mortal men become heroes, the impossible becomes possible, and the work of the world is done.

The primary producers of this country will welcome the subsidy that is to be given, by means of this bill, to the Chamberlain company of Western Australia, because Australians like using tractors that are built in their own country. The honorable member for New England (Mr. Drummond) has remarked, in a very quiet interjection to which I am sure you, sir, would not have objected, that this debate is a great advertisement for that company-. I think that that is right, because the name " Chamberlain " is to-night being broadcast all over Australia-







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