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Tuesday, 16 November 1976

Mr HAYDEN (Oxley) -This is a very minor Bill. I would put the position in this way: The Minister for Defence (Mr Killen) said all that there was to say. It took him 10 minutes to say it which was 10 times more than the time he required to say it in. We have nothing more to say. We cannot equal that record.

MrHOLTEN (Indi) ( 10.19)- I should like to comment very briefly on the remarks of the honourable member for Oxley (Mr Hayden) who was critical of the statement of the Minister for Defence (Mr Killen). We find that Hansard of 26 August records the honourable member for Oxley as saying, when the Minister introduced the Bill:

I would like to compliment the Minister for Defence on the statement he has just given the House. He listed a long and distinguished line of tided gentlemen-

Mr Hayden - Go on and say what else I said.

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