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Wednesday, 24 October 1973
Page: 2650

The CHAIRMAN (Mr Scholes (CORIO, VICTORIA) - Order! I suggest to the honourable member for

Cowper that he remain silent and allow one person to speak in the House at a time.

Mr WHAN - Mr Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to labour the point and to make sure that the country people understand how the Country Party has let them down yet again. I appreciate the opportunity to force home the point that the Country Party has denied first of all the opportunity for industry to have a reasonable hearing on the question of high meat prices. The Country Party abused the open form of inquiry which was provided by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Prices. It abused this privilege and now, by making this futile mistake in regard to carcass weight and export weight, has thrown into jeopardy this very crucial campaign to eliminate tuberculosis and brucellosis. It is a pleasure indeed to hear these interjections from the Country Party and to ram home once again this illustration of its complete incompetency in representing the people it believes it stands for in this Parliament.

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