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Tuesday, 15 October 1996
Page: 4162


Senator TIERNEY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   condemns Senator Neal for misleading the Senate in her personal explanation of 14 October 1996 in relation to matters arising from a letter signed by Ms Jennifer Eddy, the company secretary of the Woy Woy Community Nursing Home located in the electorate of Robertson;

(b)   notes that Senator Neal informed the Senate on 14 October 1996, by way of personal explanation:

   I would like to put on the record that I have spoken to the Woy Woy Nursing Home. Any correspondence sent to me in relation to any matter was not authorised for distribution and any member of the Senate who obtained a letter was doing so when they were not authorised;

(c)   confirms the absolute misleading of the Senate by Senator Neal as the writer of the letter in question, Ms Eddy, twice gave permission for the Member for Robertson (Mr Lloyd) and his colleagues to release the contents of the letter in the Federal Parliament; and

(d)   further condemns Senator Neal for mounting a defence of her outrageous and unfounded scare tactics on the aged community by in turn misleading this Parliament when her false claims on residential aged in her Robertson report newsletter were exposed.