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Wednesday, 27 June 2001
Page: 28708


Mr BEAZLEY (Leader of the Opposition) (3:31 PM) —Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.


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


Mr BEAZLEY —Yes.


Mr SPEAKER —Please proceed.


Mr BEAZLEY —I have been misrepresented twice by the Prime Minister. In an answer in question time earlier today, the Prime Minister suggested that I had a `restoration of the PMG' mantra. I have never in my life called for the restoration of the PMG, much less made it a mantra. The second was that I had an intention to reregulate the telecommunications system. Mr Speaker, I introduced competition in the telecommunications system, which, along with technology, is the key to falling telco prices, not privatisation.


Mr SPEAKER —The Leader of the Opposition cannot enter into debate, and will resume his seat.