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Thursday, 8 December 1960

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - Order! The honorable member for Grayndler will resume his seat. I remind him of what I said earlier and also that the Standing Orders provide that it is unparliamentary to reflect on the conduct of another member of the Parliament.

Mr DALY - I shall keep my remarks within the scope of your ruling and shall conclude very quickly. I merely want to take this opportunity to support the views that have been expressed by the honorable member for Werriwa and to indicate my disgust at the Government's attitude on this occasion. I should have thought that honorable members on the Government side would have tried to make some contribution to the debate and sought to explain the purpose behind these proposed increases rather than sit and jeer at Opposition members. I hope the Attorney-General (Sir Garfield Barwick) will learn his lesson from to-night's proceedings and in future extend to representatives of at least 50 per cent, of the Australian people the right to speak in this Parliament. When members on this side of the House rise to speak they do not want to be knocked down and told that they have no right to discuss things, as occurred to-night. I wish to express my opposition also to the attitude of government supporters that we on this side have been reflecting on the judiciary. At the same time I express our disgust at the attitude of the Government on this measure, the increases generally and the Government's approach to these issues.

Question put -

That the bill be now read a third time.

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