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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3577

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

Mr HAYDEN - I claim to have been misrepresented. In the course of an answer to a question which I directed to the Treasurer (Mr Lynch) he asserted that almost single-handedly I was responsible for persuading the Government to devalue. I draw the attention of the House to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald of 14 September 1976, which was similar in its content to articles which appeared in other papers on that date, headed 'Anthony casts doubts on the dollar'. The article states:

The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Anthony, caused concern within the Federal Government last night by casting doubts on the strength of the Australian dollar.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable gentleman is debating the issue. He is not pointing out where he was misrepresented.

Mr HAYDEN - I want to point out the unfairness of my being attributed with all the strength of influence over the Cabinet while the Deputy Prime Minister is denied any.

Mr SPEAKER -The honourable gentleman will resume his seat.

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