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Wednesday, 16 October 1985
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Senator VALLENTINE —I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Leave granted.

Senator VALLENTINE —I refer to the explanation that we have just had from Senator MacGibbon about the personal explanation that he gave today following the misrepresentation, as he called it.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Order! Senator Vallentine, it must be a personal explanation. We cannot have a debate on the matter.

Senator VALLENTINE —It is, because I am a peace educator and a representative of peace groups, which he has maligned very severely.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —That is not the basis for a personal explanation. The explanation must be about a personal matter.

Senator Robertson —It didn't stop Boswell.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Senator Boswell had leave to make a statement. Senator Vallentine has requested leave to make a personal explanation.