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Monday, 4 May 1987
Page: 2491

Mr HODGMAN —I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Madam SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr HODGMAN —Yes, I do.

Madam SPEAKER —Please proceed.

Mr HODGMAN —I refer to the waspishly malevolent Ian Warden, whose article in the Canberra Times on Saturday 2 May, grievously misrepresented me on three counts: Firstly, I did not lose a wing, metaphorically, politically or physically. Secondly, I was not left speechless, either then or subsequently. Thirdly, I am not stupid-and certainly not so stupid as to fail to notice that I got under the skin of the Prime Minister (Mr Hawke) and that the Prime Minister is positively delighted to see me continue to languish on the back bench.