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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4507


The CHAIRMAN - Order! The honourable member for Hindmarsh will restrain himself.


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - 1 am telling the truth.


The CHAIRMAN - I ask the honourable member to withdraw the word 'hypocrisy'.


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - 1 withdraw the statement that the Prime Minister is hypocritical. But I have another took it him and I wonder whether I ought .o withdraw.


The CHAIRMAN - Order! The honourable member has been in this place long enough to know Standing Orders. I asked him to respect them.


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I withdrew the word.


The CHAIRMAN - I know that the honourable member withdrew it, but I remind him of what I said.


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I said that I had had another look at him and 1 was wondering whether I should withdraw. When the Prime Minister goes to a certain place one night not so long ago with Sir Frank Packer and 7 other big business men and the bill amounted to something like $200-


Dr Mackay - That is not $50 a head as you said.


Mr CLYDE CAMERON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - That is right, $50 a head, it is nothing for these people. Yet they expect the poor devil on $50 or $60 a week to exercise some restraint. No wonder the 3 million people who arc getting less than the average weekly wage are feed up with this Government. No wonder we have reached the stage where people arc beginning to question the Government's sincerity when in one breath it asks the man on $50 or $60 a week to excerise restraint and then gives other people $29,000 a year. It is an absolute disgrace and I hope that the Prime Minister enjoys the same kind of Christmas as will those people on $50 a week and the pensioners.







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