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Thursday, 21 October 2010
Page: 1155

Mr RANDALL (3:25 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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


The SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr RANDALL —Earlier today I made a statement to the House about comments made at the doors this morning in relation to the banks lifting fees outside of the RBA’s raising of fees. In doing so, I made comments regarding the fact that it was an idea of a lunatic nature. This was not attributed to anyone but the Greens—to the Greens’ policy—which I have clarified. When the media and the opposition have endeavoured to connect this to the member for North Sydney, it has been clarified that I have said, on the record, that this statement was made in relation to the Greens and that I said of the member for North Sydney that as the minister for financial services he did an excellent job in making sure that the banks were sound institutions.

The SPEAKER —Order! The member is starting to debate, but I am sure the member for North Sydney is appreciating it.

Mr RANDALL —I thank ninemsn for correcting the record online.

The SPEAKER —The member for Canning has indicated where he was misrepresented.