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Thursday, 27 September 1973
Page: 1615

Mr WHITLAM (Werriwa) (Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs) - Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr SPEAKER -Does the Prime Minister claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr WHITLAM - Yes. I was referring to no more than the right honourable gentleman's Government's application of United Nations sanctions.

Mr McMahon - You did not say that. I said that you were guilty of misrepresentation and you are again.

Mr WHITLAM - The right honourable gentleman's Government did not enthusiastically or fully, but at least partially, apply United Nations sanctions. I agreed that he should have done so. I thought that I was acknowledging that he had.

I have been misrepresented in another way by the Leader of the Opposition (Mr Snedden) in a point of order he took at question time today and also in -a speech he made yesterday. I have not described the Australian Democratic Labor Party as a whore or z harlot. I have, however, quoted with approval Sir Henry Bolte's description of the Australian County Party as the prostitute of politics.

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