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Wednesday, 23 October 1974
Page: 1897


Senator MILLINER (Queensland) - Mr Chairman,I think we are seeing a pitiful occurrence here tonight. A former Minister of the Crown knows that he is defeated and that it has been proved conclusively to him that the Government is merely introducing something which he favoured when he was a Minister of the Crown. Yet he does not attempt to defend what he did as a Minister but draws the argument away from himself by attacking the Government on sheer stupidities. Mr Chairman, what is the situation? On behalf of the Opposition Senator Guilfoyle has the carriage of this legislation. But Senator Greenwood, because of his unreasonably intense dislike for Senator Hall, takes the matter out of the hands of the person entrusted by the Opposition with the carriage of its amendments for the sake of trying to make political capital. The honourable senator is pitifully weak in this direction. I suggest that the Opposition should hand back the task to the person who has been entrusted with it so that she may continue in the direction she has been going.







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