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Wednesday, 5 December 1973
Page: 4308

Mr McMAHON (Lowe) - The other point I wish to make is: Many of us who have listened to the debates in the House and to statements made outside the House should ask ourselves why the Labor Government wants to introduce any amendments at all, because it is well known that the Prime Minister has frequently said, 'We can never use the Constitution as an alibi for not taking action'. If he believes that that statement is generic in concept and applies everywhere, we should take him at his word and ask him: 'Why do you want a change?' We have no doubt at all that we will object to the proposals made on behalf of the Prime Minister and we will divide on them.

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