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Thursday, 22 November 1973
Page: 3686

Mr SPEAKER -Order! Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr CHIPP - Yes, Mr Speaker, by the Minister for Social Security (Mr Hayden). I paid him the courtesy yesterday of telling him that I was going to raise this matter. I have a copy of a letter that has been sent under the signature of the Minister to a lady in Queensland, the last paragraph of which reads as follows:

Finally, I remind you that Mr Don Chipp, M.P., the Liberal Party's health spokesman in the Federal Parliament, has not only criticised doctors for their misrepresentation of what we are proposing but has said quite firmly, without any reservation at all, that our scheme is not nationalisation. I should hope that Mr Chipp's outspoken support of our scheme ends the foolish misrepresentation for which so many medical practitioners have been responsible in recent times.

The letter has the Minister's signature on it, and 1 ask for leave to table it.

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