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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2245


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


Dr PATTERSON - Yes, grossly so. The Prime Minister (Mr McMahon) just stated that I went overseas and when doing so prejudiced the name of this country. The only time that I have been overseas since being a member of Parliament has been the recent trip to the People's Republic of China. Far from prejudicing this country, I would like to point out to the Prime Minister that whilst in China I did everything possible to further trade and the good name of Australia in China. For this information, I have been thanked many, many times - as recently as yesterday - by leading businessmen and by leaders of primary industry in Australia for my efforts in China.







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