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Wednesday, 24 May 1972
Page: 2039


Senator MILLINER (Queensland) (12:20 PM) - I desire to address myself only briefly to this motion. I believe that had Senator Rae known earlier that Senator McAuliffe had offered to table the document


Senator Rae - 1 did not know.


Senator MILLINER - No, that is exactly what I am saying. Senator Wright is attempting to interject. If he continues to interject on me I will give him something for his corner too.


The PRESIDENT - Order! You will do nothing of the sort.


Senator MILLINER - Mr President-


The PRESIDENT - Order! Do pot defy me, Senator Milliner.


Senator MILLINER - Mr President-


The PRESIDENT - Order! Senator Milliner, you and I have never quarrelled but we are on the eve of it. You will address yourself to the motion before the Senate.


Senator MILLINER - I would not wish to quarrel with you, Mr President. I repeat my belief that had Senator Rae known earlier that Senator McAuliffe had indicated that he would table the document, he would not have moved the motion that he did.


Senator Wright - On the contrary-


Senator MILLINER - You try my patience. I hope that Senator Wright will apologise to Senator McAuliffe for some of the things he has said tonight. Mr President, we are senators who represent our respective States. Senator McAuliffe believes that something is wrong in a certain direction in Queensland. Surely nobody can object to his raising the matter in the national Parliament when he has done so for the simple reason that the Queensland State Parliament has not met since November and will not meet again until August. I will leave the matter on that point. I hope that Senator Wright will apologise to the Senate and to Senator McAuliffe for his objectional remarks.


Senator Wright - Certainly not.


The PRESIDENT - Order! I suggest to honourable senators that the argument and debate on the procedural motion moved by Senator Rae under standing order 364 has proceeded far enough. I put the question: That the motion moved by Senator Rae be agreed to'.







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