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Wednesday, 17 October 1973
Page: 2265

Mr KILLEN (Moreton) - This motion will be carried. The Minister for Services and Property (Mr Daly) has the numbers, and no person revels more in being in command of the numbers than does the honourable gentleman. But I say this to him: He will pass this motion but to the extent that he passes it he will seek to annihilate the spirit of this Parliament, and if he draws comfort from that he is .easily pleased. I say to the honourable gentleman that I am forbidden by the Standing Orders of this place to describe him in language that would seem to me to be appropriate. The honourable gentleman says that we have had this legislation on the stocks since 30 August and therefore there has been ample time to debate it. I say to the honourable gentleman that he is suffering from the Muenchausen syndrome. As far as the Minister for Overseas Trade (Dr J. F. Cairns) is concerned, I say this to the honourable gentleman: His groaning condescension is matched only by his impertinence. If a person disagrees with the honourable gentleman he says: 'You are not being constructive.' That is the attitude of the totalitarian.

Mr Daly - I take a point of order.

Mr KILLEN - The honourable gentleman does not like it.

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