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Wednesday, 4 March 1970


Mr SPEAKER -Order! I am not sure whether this question is in order. I understand that a libel action is pending.


Dr J F CAIRNS (LALOR, VICTORIA) - I rise to order.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will resume his seat. I ask the Attorney-General whether a libel action is pending. I am not sure whether the question infringes Mr Burchett's rights. The normal practice when a person is involved in a case before the court has been not to ask questions about the matter.


Dr J F CAIRNS (LALOR, VICTORIA) - i rise to order.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will resume his seat. I ask the Attorney-General whether I am correct.







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