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Thursday, 3 May 1973
Page: 1661


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Scholes (CORIO, VICTORIA)

Order! The honourable member will not take a point of order on matters of debate.


Mr WENTWORTH - Let me say, so I may put the honourable member's mind at rest, that I am not saying that honourable senators could be corrupted. In my view they will withstand the offers of corruption that will be made to them. 1 believe that they are honourable men who will withstand these offers which will undoubtedly be made to them. I am sure that the long term senators from Queensland and Western Australia will be the targets of an attempt to corrupt by the Labor Party but I feel equally that they will resist these temptations. I may differ from my honourable friend opposite on this, but I do not believe that these honourable senators are dishonourable men. I do not believe that they would take the bait but it is essential, for the Labor Party plan to get control of the Senate, to get those 31 votes and it will not scruple to employ any such device for this purpose.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Scholes)Order!The honourable member's time has expired.







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