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Thursday, 21 June 2001
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Ms ELLIS (5:04 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Ms ELLIS —Yes, I do, grievously.


Mr SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Ms ELLIS —In a media release issued yesterday, 20 June, by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the minister included what he claimed was a quote from me concerning funding for the ABC. It was a selective quote by the minister which totally misrepresented what I actually said. The minister's statement was a monstrous misrepresentation of my remarks.