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Wednesday, 3 May 1961


Does the honorable member claim that he has been misrepresented?

Mr Drummond - I do. I listened to what the honorable member for East Sydney (Mr. Ward) said in reply to my explanation. What I did say was that I believe in the principle of one vote one value, whereas the honorable member for East Sydney was advocating the principle of one man one vote, which is an entirely different matter.

If I have misrepresented him, I regret it, but I want to make it clear that I was advocating that the country areas should have smaller populations in order to balance the congestion in the cities.

Mr Daly - I wish to make a personal explanation. The honorable member for Mallee (Mr. Turnbull) said that I had misrepresented him. In the course of my speech on the second reading of the bill, I quoted from a speech delivered by the late Mr. Archie Cameron, your illustrious predecessor in the chair, Mr. Speaker. I should like to place on record exactly what was said because it has been said that what I quoted was from a speech made in a different debate from that which I mentioned. The speech from which I quoted is recorded in " Hansard " of 4th June, 1947. On that occasion, the late Mr. Archie Cameron, the then honorable member for Barker - he was much better than the present one - said, when commenting upon the speeches of other honorable members - It is not often-

Mr Forbes - I rise to order. Is the honorable member for Grayndler, in a personal explanation, in order in reading out in detail again the whole extract in respect of which he claims to have been misrepresented?

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