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Wednesday, 7 June 1989
Page: 3542

Senator CHANEY (Leader of the Opposition) —by leave-I made it absolutely clear that the matter I raised was on the basis of a written statement from the President of the Guild and a written statement from the staff member which was signed and which denied the facts as now alleged by the Minister.

Senator Walsh —I left the option that you might have been deliberately misled.

Senator CHANEY —The Minister has adopted the statement of his colleague which he is entitled to; I do not. I acted upon the written and direct advice of both the President of the Guild and the relevant staff member who deny the facts as put down by the Minister.