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Tuesday, 9 November 1976
Page: 2442

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

Mr CHIPP -Yes, mildly but significantly by Michelle Grattan in the Melbourne Age of 8 November. In an article entitled 'Spotlight on the Backbenchers ' she stated, inter alia:

A main motivation of another type, including Senator Rae and Mr Chipp ... is their overriding dislike of the Prime Minister and all he stands for.

This is a misrepresentation. Any motivation I may have in politics or in life generally has never been, is not and hopefully never will be the result of any 'overriding dislike' of Mr Fraser or of anybody else. Whatever I do will be the result of what I believe to be right, and whatever I say will be what I think ought to be said, notwithstanding any personal cost to myself, and any implication otherwise is a misrepresentation of me. I must say that I and other members of this House will continue to be misrepresented by free diagnoses given us by otherwise competent journalists who feel impelled from time to time to take an old turn into amateur psycho-analysis.

Mr SPEAKER -I found an invention in that article in relation to myself.

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