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Wednesday, 17 May 1972
Page: 1745

Senator NEGUS (Western Australia) - Yes, I would like to speak in this debate and to say something which is sweet and straight to the point. I have not been a member of the Senate for very long but I have not heard so many interjections going on during a reasonable and fair debate. It is disgusting to me that Opposition senators should make a point of interjecting. I am an independent senator. I think that the first thing honourable senators should do is to give another honourable senator a decent hearing while he is making a speech. Even though I am a Western Australian I consider that if an amount of money is to be granted to the Queensland Government it is because that Government needs it. I believe we can rest assured that the present Commonwealth Government has looked into this matter very carefully. I strongly support the grant of this money to the Queensland Government. I sincerely trust that honourable senators will cut out the shenanigans and get down to some decent business.

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