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Friday, 26 November 1965

Mr SPEAKER - Does the honorable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr HANSEN - Yes. I have been misrepresented by the Minister for Trade and Industry (Mr. McEwen). The Minister accused me and two other members of the Australian Labour Party of egging on dairy farmers in our electorates to oppose the New Zealand - Australia Free Trade Agreement, particularly as it concerns the importation of cheese and pig meats. This is not so. The situation is just the reverse. In my representations, I have been egged on by such people as members of the dairy co-operative associations-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honorable member may make his personal explanation but he must not debate the matter.

Mr HANSEN - I wish to name the people who have made representations to me and egged me on. I do not intend to go further than to mention them. They are the dairy co-operative associations, branches of the Queensland Dairymen's Organisation and the Australian Dairy Industry Council.

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