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Wednesday, 17 October 1973
Page: 2307

Mr CORBETT (Maranoa) - Mr Speaker,I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr SPEAKER -Does the honourable gentleman claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr CORBETT - Yes. I have certainly been misrepresented on several counts and I will deal with at least 2 of them. The Leader of the House (Mr Daly) acted tonight as he has acted before. He said that I said 3 to 1. You would know, Mr Speaker, and everyone in the House would know that I said 3 to 2. That is a complete misrepresentation. I cannot understand why the Minister does not try to raise his credibility level a little higher. I am making a suggestion to the Minister and those on the Government side so that they can help themselves when they come back over to the Opposition. I am not doing it for any other reason than for the good of the Parliament.

The Leader of the House again completely misrepresented me when, straight after listening to me make a particular point of telling you, Sir, that I had no criticism at all of you - and you nodded in agreement at the time - he tried to make a point that I was criticising you. But I was not criticising you. What notice can we take of this Minister? His credibility is gone. He will not withdraw when he makes an error. That error still stands in Hansard and his credibility is completely gone.

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