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Wednesday, 14 October 1970

Mr GRASSBY (Riverina) - I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr GRASSBY - Yes. I was misrepresented by the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr McEwen) in his reply to a question asked by the honourable member for Mallee (Mr Turnbull) when he said that the farmers' rally held in Canberra yesterday was organised by me. This is totally incorrect.

The organiser and convenor of the rally was Mr Bob Hudson of 'Cowary', Wilcannia, in conjunction with the Edenhope Agricultural Bureau, and with the support of other groups in New South Wales and South Australia which subsequently withdrew their-

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member has explained how he was misrepresented. He has pointed out that he was not responsible for the rally. I will not allow a member to debate a matter or give further information unless it is relevant to the personal explanation.

Mr GRASSBY - Thank you. 1 was about to add. . . .

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member will resume his seat and the balance of his statement will be struck from Hansard.

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