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Thursday, 15 September 1983
Page: 897

Mr PEACOCK (Leader of the Opposition) —At page 755 of the proof edition of Hansard of Wednesday, 14 September, the penultimate paragraph in the first column reads as follows-

Mr Dawkins —Will the Leader of the Opposition tell us exactly what he is doing?

Mr SPEAKER —The Leader of the Opposition has asked the indulgence of the Chair to mention a matter that was raised during Question Time. I have granted him that indulgence, just as I did to the Prime Minister who corrected an answer to a question.

Mr PEACOCK —I am not correcting a question. I am giving the detail that was asked for, and I can give it. I do not change it like you do. The last sentence of the penultimate paragraph on page 755 reads:

He ought to remember that.

The next paragraph goes on:

This matter is very important from the point of view of our ASEAN friends.

In the greens that were issued yesterday by Hansard the words 'He ought to remember that' are followed by:

However, we agree to disagree on a few minor matters, not matters such as this though.

That sentence has been deleted from the proof copy of Hansard. So the record has been dummied.

Honourable members interjecting-

Mr SPEAKER —Order! I remind honourable members that a matter has been raised. If it is allowed to be put before the House it will be disposed of quickly. I suggest that honourable members cease interjecting.

Mr PEACOCK —You can try to dolly your actions up about seeking--

Mr SPEAKER —Order! I remind the Leader of the Opposition that he is speaking with the indulgence of the Chair. He should not abuse that indulgence.

Mr PEACOCK —Thank you, Mr Speaker. The Minister could not recall when he cast aspersions on the previous Government's donation of $10m to the Lebanese. He made the statement 'I think that is a supercilious thing to do' on the PM program on 9 August 1982.