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Thursday, 16 October 1975
Page: 2221


Dr PATTERSON (Dawson) (Minister for Northern Australia) - Mr Speaker,I claim to have been specifically misrepresented.


Mr SPEAKER -If it is specific, I call the honourable member for Dawson. .


Dr PATTERSON -Mr Speaker,I have been in the Parliament for only 10 years. I listened with respect -


Mr SPEAKER -Will the honourable gentleman say in what way he has been misrepresented?


Dr PATTERSON -Yes, I listened with respect to the previous speakers about decisions on collective misrepresentation.


Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I raise a point of order.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! I will listen to the personal explanation.


Dr PATTERSON - All those have been based on infinite numbers of members of the Liberal Party, the Country Party, the Communist Party or some other organisation.


Mr SPEAKER -Order! I think the honourable gentleman had best come to his point of order.


Dr PATTERSON -My point is this: A deliberate assertion was made that Government members on the front bench who number only -


Mr SPEAKER -Order! It is not a point of order. I have already ruled against a personal explanation of this type.


Dr PATTERSON -They number only twenty -


Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will have to resume his seat. I have ruled against the point of order.


Mr Riordan - A question, Mr Speaker?


Mr SPEAKER - Questions are not in order. It is not question time.


Mr Riordan - Then I seek leave to make a statement about this matter.


Mr SPEAKER -Is leave granted?


Mr Sinclair - Leave is not granted.


Mr SPEAKER - Leave is not granted.


Dr Patterson - Mr Speaker,I seek leave because I have been misrepresented.


Mr SPEAKER -Is leave granted?


Mr Sinclair - Leave is not granted.


Mr SPEAKER -Leave is not granted.


Mr Morrison - I seek leave to make a statement.


Mr SPEAKER -Is leave granted?


Mr Sinclair - Leave is not granted.


Mr SPEAKER -Leave is not granted. The Clerk.







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