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Wednesday, 23 May 1973
Page: 2554

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr MacKellar (WARRINGAH, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Order! Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr WENTWORTH - Yes. I just heard the honourable member for Cook (Mr Thorburn) saying some scandalous and untrue things in an allegation that I, as a Minister, gave preferential treatment to the Warringah Shire Council. Furthermore, he made a scandalous and false allegation that, to quote him, 'I kept the thing quiet'. Both of those allegations are utterly and completely untrue, and could only be said by somebody who is either irresponsible or ignorant in a way in which no honourable member should be ignorant.

Mr Thorburn - Mr Deputy Speaker, I apologise if I have misrepresented the facts. I will check them again. As I understood them I stated them, and I apologise to the honourable member if I have misrepresented them.

Mr WENTWORTH - I most certainly accept an apology given in those terms.

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