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Thursday, 14 May 1936


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - The honorable senator referred to Senator Hardy as one who deliberately told lies.


Senator BROWN - I did not say that

SenatorHardy deliberately told lies.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator must withdraw the remark to which exception has been taken.


Senator BROWN - I have no desire to call Senator Hardy a liar; but I do say that if Senator Hardy, or Senator J. B. Hayes, or Senator Pearce, or any other senator says that the Labour party is not opposed to monopolies-

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator must withdraw the remark to which Senator Hardy has taken exception.


Senator BROWN - I did not say what Senator Hardy has attributed to me. How can I withdraw something that I did not say? If I said that Senator Hardy was a liar, that must have been a mistake on my part.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator made a remark which Senator Hardy regarded as offensive. I ask him to withdraw it.


Senator BROWN - I withdraw something that I did not say.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - That is not a withdrawal. The honorable senator must withdraw the remark to which Senator Hardy took exception.


Senator BROWN - I did not say what Senator Hardy says I did, but if he says that I said it, or even if he thinks that I said it, and if he will be satisfied by my withdrawal of something that I did not say, then I withdraw it.


Senator Arkins - If that satisfies the Temporary Chairman, he is easily satisfied.


Senator BROWN - The Temporary Chairman, who is in control of the business of the committee, is satisfied. Senator Arkins is like a barnyard cockerel.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator must not use such language.


Senator BROWN - Then I say that Senator Arkins is not a barnyard cockerel. I have a deep regard for the honorable senator who has such a penchant for " butting in ". It is time that we spoke frankly.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - It is time that the honorable senator dealt with the item before the committee.


Senator BROWN - You, Mr. Temporary Chairman, allowed Senator Badman to accuse my leader of being a supporter of monopolies, undue profits, and exploitation of the workers.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - Order ! Had the Leader of the Opposition (SenatorCollings) taken exception to what Senator Badman said, I should have called upon Senator Badman to withdraw his remark.


Senator BROWN - I am" taking exception to it, as I have a right to do under the Standing Orders. If honorable senators accuse the Labour party of supporting monopolies and excessive exploitation, then they are, in good, plain English, liars.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator must not describe honorable senators generally as liars. He must withdraw the offensive remark.


Senator BROWN - Unreservedly, and without qualification, I say that if - I am dealing with a hypothetical case, and am speaking frankly- .

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator's time has expired.







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