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Thursday, 31 March 1966


Mr SPEAKER - Order! Does the honorable gentleman claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr CALWELL - Yes. I have been misreported. In today's " Daily Telegraph ", under the dateline " Canberra, Wed. " and a two column heading reading '* Labor opposes wheat, wool sales to China " the following report appears. -

The Labor Party opposed sales of Australian wheat and wool to Communist China, the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Calwell) said today.

He declared the party's stand in an interjection in the House of Representatives at question lime.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Holt) had challenged the Labor Party to say if it was opposed to Australia's selling wheat and wool to Communist China. " We say it", Mr. Calwell retorted.

Mr. Holtissued the challenge when replying to an appeal by Mr. P. Calvin (Lab., S.A.) for a review of the Government's policy on wheat, wool and metal sales to Communist China.

The report in "Hansard" will show that I said just the opposite to what the " Daily Telegraph " alleges I said. The " Hansard " report reads -







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