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Wednesday, 6 October 1971
Page: 1940

Mr SHERRY (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker,I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Cope)Doesthe honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr SHERRY - Yes, I do. I am reluctant to join with my good friend from Maranoa (Mr Corbett), but I must put the record straight. In his speech the honourable member said that he was surprised that Tasmanian members and he included me specifically by naming my electorate opposed this legislation. May I direct his attention, in order to set the record straight, to my speech whichI delivered last night in which I said:

In supporting the amendment moved by the honourable member for Dawson I do so with the desire notto impede or to obstruct the legislation before the House. . . .

Further in my speech I quoted from the second reading speech delivered by the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Sinclair). The Minister had stated:

I said earlier that this stabilisation scheme will not solve all of the industry's problems. However I believe it is a fair and just scheme and will give the industry considerable assistance.

Following that quotation, I said:

We of the Opposition very sincerely hope that in fact the Minister's hopes will be realised.

Merely to set the record straight I state that at no time have I indicated that I was opposing this legislation; I simply support the amendment moved by the honourable member for Dawson (Dr Patterson).

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