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Thursday, 15 August 1974
Page: 969


Senator SIM (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I direct my question to the Leader of the Government in the Senate and refer to a reply which he gave yesterday to a question asked by Senator Everett concerning Mr Ermolenko. The Minister in the course of his reply said:

It does seem interesting that the Liberal Party is so anxious to have Senator Willesee leave Canberra . . .

As this proposal, according to Press reportsthey appeared on page 8 column 3 of the 'West

Australian' newspaper of yesterday, if the Minister wishes to check- was made by Mr Cowles, the West Australian Secretary of the Transport Workers Union and not by the Liberal Party, will the Minister withdraw his offensive claim that this was 'consistent with the rest of the nonsense that we have seen in the course of this political stunt being operated by the Opposition'?


Senator MURPHY -I have not read the West Australian1 newspaper. I will look into the matter for the honourable senator.







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