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Tuesday, 19 May 1970

Mr GORTON - The matter of the Government's intentions was announced in the Governor-General's Speech and before they were announced in the Governor-General's Speech the individual States were informed of the policy the Government had adopted.

Mr Stewart - That is not right.

Mr GORTON - It is right. The intention to legislate having been announced in the Governor-General's Speech, that is a clear statement of a change in policy. There seems no reason why long before the announcement was made there was any need to communicate.

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