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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2280

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

Dr GUN - I claim to have been misrepresented on 2 occasions by the honourable member for Bennelong (Sir John Cramer). The honourable member for Bennelong quoted me as saying that the Australian Labor Party would nationalise the doctors. That is not so. What I did say was that a salaried service would evolve and that there is already a tendency for an increasing number of medical graduates to enter salaried positions. So Labor would not nationalise the doctors; a nationalised system or a salaried system would develop spontaneously. He said if I were competely honest I would admit that a nationalised system would not give better medicine. If the honourable member had listened to what I said he would have heard me expound on why I believe a salaried system would give better medicine. I could do it again, giving chapter and verse, if he wanted me to do so.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! I suggest that the honourable member should keep to the terms of his personal explanation.

Dr GUN - Finally, on the question of my honesty, I can only reply with a quotatoin which goes like this:

This above all: to thine own self be true. And it must follow, as the night the day. Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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