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Tuesday, 19 May 1970


Mr IRWIN (Mitchell) - I wish to make a personal explanation.


Mr SPEAKER -Does the honourable member for Mitchell claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr IRWIN - Yes, blatantly. The PostmasterGeneral is reported on page 2239 of Hansard of 15th May as having said:

I felt that it would be desirable that he, and others who are greatly critical, should have a discussion with the Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. I endeavoured to arrange such a discussion and I understand an invitation was issued to the honourable member but that he was not prepared to accept it.

That is not in accordance with the facts. My secretary and I have deived through my files, and on 15th July 1969 I did receive a letter from Sir Robert Madgwick. It was a Mae West: Please call up and see me some time. That is the only notification I have ever received.







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