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Thursday, 14 October 1971
Page: 2361

Mr HAMER (Isaacs) - by leave - I should like to support the remarks of the honourable members for Ballaarat (Mr Erwin) and Bowman (Mr Keogh) on this subject. I think that the Joint Publications Committee was a very interesting and valuable committee. We turned up some extraordinary anomalies and curious his torical accidents in the distribution of various documents and papers, and we have come to clear and consistent conclusions.

I would like to support the remarks of the honourable member for Ballaarat concerning the outstanding work done by Mr Grahame Horsfield, the Secretary of the Committee. It was always a source of astonishment to members of the Committee how our sometime, rambling discussions were codified to clear and concise conclusions. The best way I can sum :ip the work of the Secretary is in the words of the old poem which run:

And so while the great ones depart for their dinner, The secretary stays growing thinner and thinner, Racking his brains to record the report.

What he thinks they'll think they ought to have thought.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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