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Tuesday, 9 October 1973
Page: 1731

Mr GRASSBY (Riverina) (Minister for Immigration) - I rise to move the following amendment to the motion which is presently before the Parliament:

That all words after 'That' be omitted with a view to inserting the following words in place thereof: this House congratulates the Minister for Minerals and Energy for his firmness and wisdom in the balanced and flexible management of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme; condemns the Opposition for its blatant attempt to involve the Government in a major industrial dispute to which the New South Wales Liberal coalition Government is a party, and in which employees of the New South Wales Electricity Commission at the Tumut power stations covered by New South Wales industrial awards and under that Commission's industrial discipline are involved; further condemns the Opposition for seeking to impose upon the national Government, in respect of State employees a course of industrial action which that Government is not prepared to take in any power station in New South Wales, knowing that it would result in a complete cessation of power generation.'

I move this amendment because in fact there has been a cynical-

Mr Donald Cameron (GRIFFITH, QUEENSLAND) - I rise on a point of order, Mr Speaker.

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