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Tuesday, 7 December 1965


The CHAIRMAN - Order! I suggest that the honorable member has made his point.


Mr DALY - I do not want to transgress your ruling, Mr. Chairman. I am one who appreciates your wisdom and your tolerance in circumstances such as this. However, I could not let pass unnoticed the comments of an honorable member on the Government side on clause 63, which deals with an application for the reconsideration of a determination. One of the most vital sections of the Bill has been described by a member on the Government side, who is a lawyer, as an " Alice in Wonderland " clause, something from Gilbert and Sullivan and something that the Prime Minister would have torn to ribbons 20 years ago.


Mr Haworth - The honorable member has already said that.


Mr DALY - I know that honorable members opposite do not like me repeating those words. The honorable member for Moreton challenged the Ministry to come in and defend the clause. He has offered strong criticism of the legislation and I suggest that members of the Ministry ought to support the Bill. Honorable members opposite, who seek to delay the Bill and to sabotage it, should realise that the vast majority of people who are suffering because of improper trade practices want legislation to control those practices. Although this is simply an apology for the control that is needed, it is at least a start and should not be sabotaged by honorable members on the Government side.







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