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Wednesday, 21 October 1964

Senator MCCLELLAND (New South Wales) . - I do not wish to speak at any length. I feel sure that my colleague the honorable member for Batman (Mr. Benson) will be able to provide the information that the Minister for Works (Senator Gorton) seeks. But that is not the point. The Minister has issued a challenge to the honorable member for Batman. The Minister has come forward with the proposition that if the honorable member for Batman can supply him with certain information, he will donate £50 to some charity. I suggest that the Minister would have been more forthright if he had offered to tender his resignation from the Ministry. I suggest that the Minister should withdraw his offer to donate £50 to some charitable purpose and should offer to tender his resignation when the honorable member for Batman supplies the information.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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