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Thursday, 21 May 1970

Mr SPEAKER -Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr TURNBULL - Yes. I refer the House to today's issue of the 'Australian* and an article which states:

Slowly but unenthusiastically the benches filled up, and the day regained a semblance of normality with the Country Party Whip, Mr Winton Turnbull, passing among his colleagues a lavish pamphlet from the Basic Industries Group, an organisation designed, according to the Country Party leader Mr McEwen, to destroy him and his party.

The article was written by Mungo MacCallum. I have no intention of doing anything to destroy the Country Party's magnificent leader or this great Party. I was merely putting around copies of this pamphlet which I have in my hand. I would like to explain to honourable members that the article in this pamphlet was written by Mr George Tilley, who is the editor of the Sunraysia Daily'.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! I suggest to the honourable member that he conclude his personal explanation.

Mr TURNBULL - Sir, 1 want to explain that the 3 letters 'BIG' do not represent the Basic Industries Group. The cover of this pamphlet states:

Think BIG for an International Airport at Mildura.

I point out in conclusion that copies of the pamphlet are available for all honourable members.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will resume his seat.

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