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Tuesday, 16 May 1972
Page: 2621

Mr FOSTER (Sturt) (1:33 AM) - I second the motion. I do so for reasons similar to those which have already been put. During the course of the debate this evening, honourable members on this side of the House have continually been subjected to what I would refer to as a vicious method of applying the gag by a party which has been in office for too long and which is in some kind of desperation. In addition, when the Opposition sought information on the second last clause of the Conciliation and Arbitration Bill the Minister for Labour and National Service (Mr Lynch) took up a lot of time and was reluctant to answer the queries of the honourable member for Stirling (Mr Webb) until he had had a chance to refer to officers of his Department. What reason or rhyme has the Government or the Minister had to carry on in the manner in which they have carried on tonight? Why is it-

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