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Friday, 25 September 1970

Dr J F Cairns (LALOR, VICTORIA) - I claim to have been misrepresented by the man who just sat down and I want to make a personal explanation. The Minister for Trade and Industry (Mr McEwen) said that I was advocating this:

If you do not like what the civil authority does you set out to break the law.

He said that was the advice I was giving to people. That is completely false. What I have said, and what I say, is this: If a person has a deeply felt conscientious objection to a law he may refuse to adhere to that law. He will then have to face and undergo any and every legal penalty that may be imposed upon him for breaking the law. What I say, and what I have always said, is-

Mr Buchanan - That is-

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