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Thursday, 29 March 1973
Page: 888

Mr SPEAKER - Order! During a debate an honourable member must get leave to table documents.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Then I ask for leave to table the papers which the honourable member for Flinders has asked me to table.

Mr SPEAKER -Is leave granted?

Mr Lynch - 1 am happy to grant leave. I thank the honourable member for his courtesy. We on this side of the House recognise the courtesy that has now been extended but we only wish that the courtesy had been extended at an earlier time.

Mr SPEAKER - Is leave granted?

Mr Lynch - Leave certainly is granted.

Mr Clyde Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - In that case I have much pleasure in tabling the papers. This is the first time in the 23 years I have been in the Parliament that I have known a Minister to table the whole of the correspondence that has occurred between himself and the head of a department. It is indeed a break with the past. It does represent the new form of open government which we are so proud to espouse and I hope that the honourable gentleman will derive great pleasure and interest from reading the correspondence which in any event would have been published in the annual report of the Public Service Board if he had waited long enough.

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