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Monday, 12 November 1973
Page: 3099

Mr WHITTORN (BALACLAVA, VICTORIA) - Why did the Minister for Labour ask the Premier of Victoria to discipline Liberal senators from Victoria? Is this the type of standover tactic to be adopted by this socialist government in future? Did the Minister learn these methods from the leaders of left wing unions or did they learn to stand over the people of Australia from him?

Mr Cameron (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The first part of the question was why I asked the Premier of Vic toria to discipline the Liberal senators from that State. The answer is that I thought they should have been disciplined because they acted in an obstructive way. They allowed petty, party-political points to overshadow the good will of industry and, I think, the national interest. I have not learned tactics like this from the Communist Party, because I do not associate with members of the Communist Party and therefore I do not have advantage enjoyed by the honourable member for Balaclava in this regard.

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