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Tuesday, 30 November 1965

Mr ANTHONY (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Interior) - I have seen the report in a Melbourne newspaper stating that certain members of Parliament were using Commonwealth cars for the purposes mentioned. This is not true. Private members of Parliament are allowed the use of Commonwealth cars only when going to and from Parliament. The cars are available only for journeying from members' homes to the nearest airport or railway station and, on return, from the nearest airport or railway station to their homes. I think all members of Parliament accept it that one of our occupational hazards is to be criticised; but when wild accusations like this are made against all members of Parliament they do little credit to the journalist who writes them or to the newspaper which prints them.

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