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Wednesday, 20 September 1972
Page: 1099

Senator WRIGHT (Tasmania) (Minister for Works) (12:58 PM) - I rise to acknow ledge a pigmy in the form of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition who has tried to court a headline which yesterday was uttered by an even more inferior unit of the Opposition. Senator Willesee got up and had the effrontery because of his incompetence and his position to challenge the AttorneyGeneral (Senator Greenwood), to make a remark that yesterday appealed to some headline writers. He thinks that is giving deputy leadership to the Opposition which was so properly described by the AttorneyGeneral whose responsibility in this matter needs no underlining by me. Yet that the Senate should have to witness such an antic from the Deputy Leader of the Opposition at 1 o'clock in the morning because he is seeking headlines of this sort is astounding.

The PRESIDENT - I wish to announce that later this morning it will be my duty as your President to meet a delegation of representatives from the House of Councillors and from the Diet of Tokyo and that therefore I have asked Senator Wood to take the Chair at 10 a.m.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Senate adjourned at 1 a.m. (Thursday)

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