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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator DUNCAN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Minister for Defence whether his attention has been directed to a statement made by Mr. Carey, general secretary of the Political Labour League of New South Wales, in the Sydney press, to the effect that at a meeting organized by the Political Labour League, as a counter demonstration to thegreat loyalty demonstration held in Sydney on Sunday last

Senator Gardiner - I rise to a point of order. I ask whether the honorable senator is in order in making a wilful . misrepresentation of the Labour party's meeting by way of a question, and whether he is in order in making any statement in putting a question.

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon.

T.Givens). - So far as I heard Senator Duncan I did not understand him to make a statement. I cannot be the judge of whether any statement made in the Senate is a misrepresentation. Honorable senators must not make' statements in asking questions.

SenatorDUNCAN.- It is said that a meeting organized by the Political Labour League and addressedbyMr. Murphy, M.L.A., a follower, in the New South Wales Parliament, of Mr. Dooley, was broken up by a number of returned soldiers, who were supplied with whisky from Defence motor cars.

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