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Thursday, 13 May 1965


Senator MORRIS (Queensland) . - I come into this debate with great diffidence, but I do so because I listened with interest - as did most honorable senators - to the various opinions expressed during yesterday's debate. I say quite definitely that the Minister for Defence (Senator Paltridge) has looked most thoughtfully at the comments made and 1 support, without reservation, the amendment he has moved. 1 want merely to add that, having listened to the illustration given by the Lender of the Opposition (Senator McKenna) and to Senator Cohen's argument, 1 would say that, in my experience, when there are people within a Committee who want to advance what are, in practical experience, the most preposterous proposals, they go on, ad infinitum, building up a theoretical case regarding something which we, as practical men, know will never happen. I venture to say that even in the minds of the two honorable senators to whom I have referred the illustrations they advanced were quite preposterous and unrealistic. Surely most of us will accept without reservation the amendment moved by the Minister. That is my opinion on this matter.







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