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Tuesday, 16 September 1958


Mr WARD - I ask for leave to make a personal explanation concerning, misrepresentation by the daily .press. "Mr. SPEAKER. - Does the honorable1 member claim that he: has been misrepresented?'' > ' " : '- '/


Mr WARD - Yes. First "of all'; I thank' the honorable member for Hume (Mr. Anderson) for having afforded- me this' opportunity to answer, so quickly after the event, this false, anti-Labour propaganda that is being engaged in by the daily press. However, I think that the honorable member's motives are different from those which move me to make this personal explanation.

I was questioned on' a television session' regarding a number of features of Labour's policy. In my opinion, my answers have been distorted by the press in order to' create a false impression' as to what Labour's policy is. I am sure that those who heard" and saw the television session are under no misapprehension as to where Labour stands, and where I stand; with regard to this important matter of Labour's rural policy. It is interesting to note that this is, I think, the first occasion on which the " Sydney Morning Herald ", which controls the station concerned in this matter, channel 7, has devoted so little space to this Sunday afternoon session. What the " Sydney Morning Herald " has stated is--







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