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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Mr GILES (Angas) (1:58 AM) - Initially 1 remind the honourable member for Riverina (Mr Grassby) that, while he might be proud to represent - as I suppose he has for a short while - some dairy farmers, I am a dairy farmer. 1 am glad 1 am not represented by anyone who can talk as much drivel in a few minutes as the honourable member succeeded in doing. He has not brought forward one constructive idea, except to talk about our market potential in Peru. That was most interesting. He dealt with one of the major sectors of our export industry. I deprecate such a ridiculous approach to the serious problems of the dairying industry at this point of time. The honourable member does not impress me one iota. I do not intend to deal with the generalities of the Bill, which the honourable member for Corangamite (Mr Street) did in an extremely detailed and competent fashion; nor do I intend to touch on south east Queensland or tropical legumes. Tonight I congratulate the Government and in so doing I point out to the honourable member for Riverina that it is hardly the Government's fault that this Bill could not come forward earlier.







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