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Tuesday, 18 April 1972
Page: 1743

Mr DALY (Grayndler) - I would like to bring to the attention of the honourable member for Mallee (Sir Winton Turnbull) the fact that this amendment seeks to amend standing order 28. It is only a technical and very minor amendment but, for the benefit of the honourable member for Mallee, I would like to say that standing order 28 states:

A Publications Committee, to consist of 7 members, shall be appointed at the commencement of each Parliament . . . and shall have power to confer with a similar Committee of the Senate.

It then goes on to give the Committee's functions. As the honourable member for Mallee objected to 7 members being appointed and voted against the amendment moved by the honourable member for Riverina (Mr Grassby) a moment ago, would he tell the House now whether he seeks to have standing order 28 deleted from the Standing Orders because the number 7 has been selected and would he now issue in the Parliament a few words of repentance for having ridiculed the amendment moved by the honourable member for Riverina which was similar to the amendment now before the House in relation to the Publications Committee?

Sir WINTONTURNBULL (Mallee (10.20) - I appreciate the honourable member for Grayndler (Mr Daly) being so kind as to draw my attention to this matter. I am only too pleased to accommodate the honourable member. I did not object to

In the last 20 years the word 'Mallee', when expressed as the name of the electorate of Mallee, has been mentioned in this Parliament far more than any other electorate. It has been mentioned chiefly by the honourable member for Grayndler. Therefore he has given me, as the representative of the Mallee electorate, a great advertisement throughout the country. I appreciate him doing this and thank him for it. But even if I were to disregard the number of times on which the honourable member has said 'Mallee* I would still say that in the last 20 years the Mallee electorate has been mentioned more in this Parliament than has any other electorate. So the honourable member for Grayndler is appreciated for giving me the opportunity to refer to my electorate. I say to him: Thank you very much.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Drury - The question now is, 'That recommendation 10 in paragraph (a), be agreed to.'

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