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Thursday, 27 February 1975
Page: 824


Mr MacKELLAR (Warringah) -I wish to make a personal explanation, Mr Speaker.


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


Mr MacKELLAR - I certainly do, Mr. Speaker. I would like the Minister for Labor and Immigration to substantiate that statement. I had no approach from his private secretary; there is nothing in writing. What he said is simply incorrect.


Dr Forbes - On a point of order Is the Minister entitled under the privilege of Parliament to tell a monstrous lie? He is always doing this.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will resume his seat There is no point of order involved and the honourable member knows it.


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -Mr Speaker,I ask that that be withdrawn.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Barker used the words 'monstrous lie'. The honourable member will withdraw that unparliamentary phrase ' monstrous lie '.


Dr Forbes - I will withdraw it and substitute the words 'a monstrous untruth '.


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -Mr Speaker,I ask for an unconditional withdrawal.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Barker will withdraw it.


Dr Forbes - Mr Speaker,is the expression monstrous untruth' unparliamentary? I ask for your ruling.


Mr SPEAKER -I am asking the honourable member to make an unqualified withdrawal. If it is an untruth, say it is an untruth, without the adjective.


Dr Forbes - I withdraw it and substitute 'an untruth'.


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Mr Speaker,I -


Mr SPEAKER


Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Look, I don't give a damn what you say. I -

Opposition members- Name him! Name him!


Mr SPEAKER -Order! I ask the Minister for Labor and Immigration to apologise to the Chair. I ask the Minister for Labor and Immigration to apologise to the Chair. I ask the Minister for Labor and Immigration to apologise to the Chair. Order! Is the Minister going to apologise?


Mr Whitlam


Mr SPEAKER -I name the Minister for Labor and Immigration.


Mr Sinclair - I move:

That the honourable gentleman be suspended from the services of this House.


Mr Killen - The Leader of the House should move that motion.


Mr Snedden - It is his job.


Mr Malcolm Fraser - Yes, it is his job.

Question put:

That the Minister for Labor and Immigration be suspended from the service of the House.







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