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Tuesday, 20 November 1973
Page: 3507

Mr DALY (Grayndler) (Minister for Services and Property and Leader of the House) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! Does the Minister claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr DALY - Yes. The Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Mr Lynch) was advised behind the Speaker's chair by me this morning that because of the hold-up tactics of the Opposition this debate would run until 2 speakers from each side had spoken. There is a quite simple solution to this. The Government side of the House is not dominated by the Country Party, even if the Liberal Party is. In future-

Mr Sinclair - Here comes the blackmail. Here comes the jackboot style.

Mr Lynch - Put in the boot.

Mr Sinclair - Where is your swastika? Jackboots Daly. Here it comes. Wait for it.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! The House is developing into a slight rabble. I suggest that honourable members give the same attention to the Leader of the House as they gave to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

Mr DALY - You know, Mr Deputy Speaker, some of that language should almost go to the Privileges Committee. I just advise the Opposition, in order that there will not be any misunderstanding, that in future the arrangements will be put in writing.

Mr Wentworth - I rise on a point of order. May I point out that as a self-confessed falsifier of Hansard the Minister has no credibility whatsoever.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! No point of order arises, and the honourable member well knows it.

Mr DALY - As we evidently cannot trust the one on the Opposition side responsible for making arrangements concerning the business of the House, or the people behind him, so that there will be no doubt whatever in future as to what the arrangements are and so that honourable members opposite will be fully advised, let me inform them that in one hour from now the debate on the estimates for the Department of Immigration will be finished. That arrangement ought to be understood.

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