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Thursday, 11 October 1973
Page: 1954


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The Minister for Secondary Industry (Mr Enderby) has incorporated in Hansard certain figures. He claims that this action is necessary to rebut figures previously incorporated in Hansard by the honourable member for Mackellar (Mr Wentworth). I draw attention to the fact that the figures incorporated in Hansard by the honourable member for Mackellar had as their source - and this appears on the document - 'Commonwealth Parliamentary

Library Statistical Service'. I feel that the House should be informed of the source of the figures now incorporated in Hansard by the Minister for Secondary Industry. He went further and by way of comment said that the previous figures were misleading. He threw out the challenge to those on this side of the House that we had a motive in presenting those figures. I put it clearly to the House that there is a motive in respect of the figures incorporated in Hansard by the Minister for Secondary Industry. It is only fair and reasonable that he should take this opportunity to tell the House the source of those figures. It will take him 2 words to identify the source of the figures so that we may know their authenticity.


Mr Enderby - The Australian Council of Trade Unions.


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Fine! That is just what we wanted.


Mr Enderby - It is the most representative body of the people of Australia.

Debate interrupted.







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