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Wednesday, 14 November 1973
Page: 3319

Mr SPEAKER -Does the honourable gentleman claim .to have been misrepresented?

Mir FOX - Yes. I was misrepresented on 2 occasions, by both the Leader of the House (Mr Daly) and the honourable member for Chifley (Mr Armitage). They stated that, when I spoke a few minutes ago and referred to the number of occasions on which the previous Government used the guillotine during the life of the previous Parliament, 1 was not honest enough to say that on one occasion it involved 17 Bills. I did draw attention to the fact that 17 Bills were involved. The remark, coming in particular from the Leader of the House, comes very strangely, because he is the man who, on the occasion when the 17 Bills were guillotined said:

When a Party is a few numbers short, what can it do with an arrogant, overbearing Government which is perpetuating at this moment what we might term the rape of democracy?

Democracy has been raped in this Parliament today by the honourable gentleman and those who sit behind him.

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