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Tuesday, 6 March 1973
Page: 206

Mr SCHOLES (Corio) - On the last night of sitting we had the rather remarkable situation in which Opposition members, who had cried crocodile tears all day about being denied the right to speak in this Parliament, were not present to continue the debate on this subject. Two Government supporters had to be called successively. It would appear that wanting the opportunity and taking it are 2 different matters for the Opposition Parties. They could not even find enough speakers or else they were too-

Mr Garland - Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. I wonder whether you would provide the honourable member with a copy of last Thursday's Hansard so that he can see the reason for what happened. It was fully explained.

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