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Wednesday, 6 October 1971
Page: 1933


Sir CHARLES ADERMANN (Fisher) - I was amused to listen to the honourable member for Riverina (Mr Grassby) taunting members of the Government and challenging us to vote for an opinion. I am not on the list of speakers for this debate but I want to say that the honourable member for Riverina must decide between voting for an opinion and voting for the original motion, because he has no alternative. If he votes for the amendment and it is carried the Bill will not be read a second time and the scheme will be defeated. Is that what he wants? Does he want nothing but an opinion? The motion before the House is that this Bill be now read a second time to which the Opposition has moved an amendment that all words after that' be deleted with a view to inserting other words. If the amendment is carried the Bill will not be read a second time and therefore will be defeated. So the honourable member asks us to vote for an opinion and to toss out the substance. Of course we will go for the substance.







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