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Wednesday, 14 October 1970


Order! The honourable member for Riverina has already spoken in this debate.

Mr CHIPP - He will instil into the minds and hearts of all his constituents and everybody on the land; who God knows are having a hard battles to survive, a lack of confidence. Instead of representing these people as a responsible member of this Parliament should I suggest to him with respect that he is being counter productive and doing to his constituents and everyone in rural industries a great disservice. It was interesting to see the distinction between these 2 so-called Labor Party spokesmen on primary industry. I thank the honourable member for Dawson for the compliments he paid to the Government for its policy. I suggest, with respect, to the honourable member for Riverina that he might revise the philosophy he adopts in this House if he really wants to help the people in the rural industries.

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


Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr GRASSBY - Yes. I have been misrepresented by the Minister for Customs and Excise (Mr Chipp) who, when speaking in reply, said that I indicated in the course of my remarks that there was no hope for the countryside. This was not true. I did not say this. I have never said this. I have merely sought to do one thing and that is to tell the truth, to bring out the facts and ask that they be acted upon.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

Message from the Governor-General recommending appropriation announced.

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