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Wednesday, 8 November 1967

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (Minister for Immigration) (12:45 PM) - I would like to pay certain tributes. One is to the work of the Parliamentary Draftsmen, who do a magnificent job. They are men of tremendous intellect and' tremendous training in the law. They apply themselves to their task in a spirit of devotion which is scarcely believable until one has worked closely with mem. John Ewens, Charles Comans, Bronte Quayle and Geoff Kolts are four men whom I know very well. All are able to pick up lists of instructions and translate them into the legislation that we discuss here. Our thanks go to them. I would like to take the opportunity, and 1 transgress on honourable members' time in doing so, to thank the Chief Government Whip, Mr Erwin, the Deputy Whip, Mr Turnbull, the Assistant Whip, Mr Kevin Cairns, and that remarkable little thing called the mini-whip. I would like to thank my opposite number, Mr Barnard, in' relation to the conduct of the business of the House. I find it easy to deal with him, as I hope he does with me. Finally I want to say that I appreciate the work which has been done by our staff. Mr Lloyd, who is the Private Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, and Mr Ian Grigg, who is the Liaison Officer from the Prime Minister's Department, have worked closely together. I 'know of the devotion with which each serves his office. I thank my own personal staff, including Mr Macafee, who is going to Italy, and Miss Thompson, who has found my office in turmoil at times.

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