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Thursday, 8 December 1960

Mr UREN (Reid) .- The honorable member for Mitchell (Mr. Wheeler) seems surprised at our supporting this proposal by the Government, Of course, the Opposition supports it! All we say is that it does not go far enough. The Opposition makes it quite clear where it stands: We represent the trade union movement and the great broad mass of the Australian people. I think that the amendment moved by the honorable member for Wentworth (Mr. Bury) discloses that his loyalties are divided between this Government and the financial interests. If the honorable member has the right to reply in this debate, I should like to hear him assure us that he has no financial interest in the companies that will be affected by this legislation and that the amendment that he proposes will not benefit any financial concern with which he is associated. We know that Mr. Dusseldorp, managing director of the Lend Lease Corporation Limited, which has made great speculative investments in Sydney and its metropolitan areas, has been present in this chamber. We know that he was closely associated with the honorable member for Wentworth.

Mr Bury - That is a very nice implication!

Mr UREN - The honorable member can tell us in his reply that he has no financial association with this company.

Mr Wight - I rise to order, Mr. Temporary Chairman. I invite your attention to Standing Orders Nos. 78 and 79 and suggest that the honorable member for Redd is out of order. Standing Order No. 78 reads as follows: -

All imputations of improper motives and all personal reflections on members shall be considered highly disorderly.

I suggest that the honorable member for Reid is casting aspersions on the character of the honorable member for Wentworth. His remarks, therefore, are highly disorderly and they should be withdrawn.

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