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Tuesday, 26 May 1987
Page: 3303

Mr TUCKEY —Madam Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Madam SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr TUCKEY —Yes, I do.

Madam SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr TUCKEY —In the Australian Business magazine which is dated 27 May 1987 but was published last week an article was headlined `Another headache for Howard'. The article related to an interview with me in which I discussed, as shadow Minister for Housing, the special problems of industrial relations in the building industry. In no way does the context of the article support the headlines, nor am I in conflict with my Party or its leadership in regard to the Liberal policy on industrial relations; in fact, I was the prime contributor to its development. Nevertheless, I will continue to advance suggestions for the future development of the broad commitments of that policy in such areas as affect my shadow responsibilities. Such comments should not be interpreted to indicate any dissatisfaction or opposition on my behalf to the current policy, which I am delighted to support.