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Friday, 8 May 1970


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Sturt will resume his seat.


Mr WENTWORTH - I have just about finished. I know the way in which the Communists use their allies. Honourable members on the other side of the chamber are acting in the Communist interest. They are trying to divert this debate by taking points of order that are of no consequence. I have noted the tenor of some of their questions and also their actions in this chamber. They also have this characteristic of one-sideness. They are always on the side of the enemy and never on the side of Australia.


Mr Foster - I rise to order. This speech is disgusting to the members of the Country Party. I cannot hear the speech.


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! There is no point of order. The honourable member will resume his seat.


Mr WENTWORTH - I summarise what I have said by saying that this moratorium, which has in its ranks a number of Communists, is in point of fact a Communist set up and it is made persuasive by the fact that the Australian Labor Party is now taking part in it. The ALP is the official opposition. Previously it has been only the left wing of the Labor Party that has engaged in these treacherous Communist activities, but today practically the whole of the Party, including its official hierarchy, is implicated. It is no longer a smear to say that you are associating with the Communists; it is a fact and a fact proven by the activities of the Labor Party.

Motion (by Mr Snedden) agreed to: That the question be now put.

Question put:

That the words proposed to be 'omitted (Mr Barnard's amendment) stand part of the question.







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