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Thursday, 21 May 1970


I ask the honourable member to come back to the Bill which deals with parliamentary allowances.

Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I was about to suggest that perhaps consideration could be given to an increase in allowances to cover the very matter of which I am about to tell you. There is in the Brisbane office a tearoom where all the secretaries of the members have their cups of tea in the morning. The Department of the Interior is going to put in two 7-foot high partitions and have 3 girls in the tea room with these 7-foot partitions separating them. If I were sharing an office in Brisbane with the honourable member for Grayndler (Mr Daly)I am quite certain I would not want my secretary to be sitting in an office separated only by a 7-foot partition from his secretary

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