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Friday, 15 June 1984
Page: 3143

Senator PETER RAE —Mr President, I claim to have been misrepresented.

The PRESIDENT —Does the honourable senator seek leave to make a personal explanation?

Senator PETER RAE —Yes, Mr President.

The PRESIDENT —Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted.

Senator PETER RAE —Thank you, Mr President. In the House of Representatives Hansard for 1 June, page 2736, there is a report of an answer by the Minister for Communications, Mr Duffy, in relation to certain criticisms alleged to have been made by me of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I refer to the fact that Estimates Committee A produced to the Senate a unanimous report which criticised the ABC in a number of ways. I will not delay the Senate to go through the points that were set out in that report but simply point out that it was not a personal matter as far as I was concerned but rather a Senate committee report to which Mr Duffy should have been adverting.