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Thursday, 15 May 1924

Mr WHITSITT (Darwin) .- I am rather surprised at the interest taken by honorable members opposite in the Germans.

Mr Gabb - Li Australia.

Mr WHITSITT - Did any honorable member opposite lose a brother during the last war? Would they like to have amongst them the man who killed a brother? I do not believe in this motion. There is no maudlin sentiment about me. I remember that we 'lost 60,000 of the beat of our manhood during the war, and that the Germans did not fight fairly. They sank the Lusitania; they murdered Captain Fryatt after a trial that was a travesty of justice. They also (murdered Nurse Cavell. Notwithstanding this, certain people in Australia are trying to boost the Germans, and are prepared to allow them to enter Australia again. I .do not want to see them for generations. As a matter of fact, I never want to see them in Australia.

Mr Fenton - But you are using their soap.

Mr WHITSITT - I use nothing from Germany. If I had my way, I would use the sjambok on them and keep them out. "We do not want them here. Once a German, always a German..

Mr Gabb - Are you speaking foi- the Country party*

Mr WHITSITT - I am speaking for myself. I do not want to see these people in this country. I would like to see the provisions and the Act renewed foi- another 50 years, or more. During the war we lost 60,000 of the flower of Australia in addition to incurring a debt of £400,000,000 for fighting these blighters. There was no fun in it. Shame on the men who advocate their cause !

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