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Wednesday, 16 May 1973
Page: 2182

The SPEAKER -Is leave granted?

Opposition members - No.

The SPEAKER - Leave is not granted.

Sitting suspended from 1 to 2.15 p.m.

Mr DALY - In the second or so at my disposal let me say that under the resolution of 4th May, which dealt with the use of the guillotine by the previous Government, the Australian Telescope Agreement Bill 1971 was allowed only 5 minutes, so that debate was certainly telescoped. Today I am unmoved by the humbug from honourable members opposite in respect of what is being done in regard to these matters. Little did I dream that I would hear the Opposition refuse me leave to incorporate in Hansard a page of Hansard outlining for all to see the political debauchery of the previous Government on matters like these. I am unmoved also by the fact that honourable members opposite have said that they will sit for an unlimited time. The House will remember that the Opposition voted against an extension of the sitting hours so that we could start at 11 in the morning and sit a little later in the evening. I think that the record of 4th May which I have revealed will show that day to be one of the blackest days in political history because of action instigated by those who today so solemnly and-

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