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Tuesday, 3 April 1973
Page: 964

Mr NIXON (Gippsland) - Mr Speaker,Iwish to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr NIXON - I have been misrepresented by the Minister for Transport (Mr Charles Jones). It is true that last year I had a Tariff Board report to present and a statement to make to the Parliament on the same day that the honourable member for Newcastle, who was then shadow Minister for Transport, was to move for a discussion of a matter of public importance. At the time I informed the honourable member for Newcastle thatI wanted to present the report and make a statement on that day. He indicated to me that he thought there would be little difficulty about it but that he would contact Gough, 'Gough' being the then Leader of the Opposition. He rang me back an hour or two later and said that he was sorry that leave would not be granted to me to present the report and to make the statement on that day.

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