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Thursday, 18 September 2003
Page: 20522

Mr DUTTON (3:30 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr DUTTON —Yes, indeed.

The SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr DUTTON —During debate earlier today in the chamber on the issue of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Identification and Authentication) Bill 2003, the member for Blaxland stated:

When the member for Dickson, a former policeman, takes a policeman's attitude to this—black-and-white without any scope or imagination—he should be dealt with in terms of identifying his lack of a clear understanding—

and it goes on. I want to make it very clear that that is a misrepresentation of my position on the matter, and it is also a gross slight on the attitudes of police across this nation.

The SPEAKER —The member for Dickson will resume his seat.