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Wednesday, 21 May 1980
Page: 2969

Mr BRYANT (Wills) -Mr Speaker,during Question Time the Prime Minister (Mr Malcolm Fraser) -

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

Mr BRYANT - Absolutely.

Mr SPEAKER - If the honourable member wishes to make a personal explanation he may proceed.

Mr BRYANT -Thank you. I am deeply grateful. During Question Time the Prime Minister referred to Aboriginal programs carried out during Labor's term of office, in particular those which were generated during my ministry. He used terms such as 'money that the honourable member for Wills threw about so wildly'. Of course, he was implying that the money was wasted. What I ask him to do- what I challenge him to do- is to turn to the record of projects, which he will find in the Hansard of the first week of October 1973-set out there are 17 to 20 pages of projects established during my term and continued during the terms of my successorsand say which projects ought not to have been carried out and where the money was wasted.

Mr SPEAKER -The honourable member is now debating the matter.

Mr BRYANT -I am just making it quite clear that I want the Prime Minister to examine the record and find the specific instances instead of perpetrating the racist canards which have destroyed so much of Aboriginal progress.

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