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Tuesday, 16 May 1972
Page: 1651


Senator HANNAN - I direct a question to you, Mr Deputy President. Is it not a fact that sometimes, perhaps in an excess of zeal, speeches purporting to be questions are made by honourable senators opposite? (Opposition senators interjecting) -

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT - If the

Senate will come to order we will proceed.


Senator HANNAN - Shall I repeat the question?

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT- No.


Senator HANNAN - Is it not a fact that such speeches do not seek information and are habitually loaded with political propaganda, inaccurate facts and unwarranted innuendo? If you should happen to detect one of those speeches from time to time, Sir, what would be the appropriate course of action?


The DEPUTY PRESIDENT I am always deeply appreciative of help from either side of the chamber. In this case suffice to say that the honourable senator may leave the matter to my judgment.







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