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Tuesday, 11 September 1973
Page: 811

Mr ENDERBY (Australian Capital Territory) (Minister for the Capital Territory and Minister for the Northern Territory) - Mr Deputy Speaker - (Quorum formed). Ten short months ago the people of Australia threw out an old government, a Liberal-Country government that was dead on its feet, and installed a new Labor administration with a mission of change - a mission to get the country moving again. The Australian Labor Party accepted the challenge of that mission. Under the Whitlam Labor Government Australia has emerged from the long somnolence of the postwar conservative dreamtime and has struck out once more on the path of social progress which our grandparents pioneered. The last 23 years have been a long and musty detour and the vanguard in which our new nation once marched proudly has been left behind. There was a time in Australia's early years when the world looked to us for guidance in fair wage laws.

Mr Nixon - Mr Deputy Speaker, I point out that it may be an uninteresting speech but the Minister's colleagues might listen to him.

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