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Thursday, 25 October 1973
Page: 1479

Senator CAVANAGH (South AustraliaMinister for Aboriginal Affairs) - I rise only on the point raised by Senator Greenwood. He does not know whether the minister has offered 2 appointments. Obviously this is not so because the Minister wanted an unlimited number to be appointed as required. This suggests that if he had wanted to satisfy promises he had made he would have offered more than 2 appointments. I can assure Senator Greenwood that if the Minister desires to appoint certain people they will not be people who would be influenced by the appointment. They would be people who would seek to do the job in accordance with the oath of their office. I do not think there is any truth in Senator Greenwood's suggestion. The only thing that concerns me is Senator Milliner's suggestion that Senator Wright was looking for promotion. Whether the Minister has had words with Senator Wright and that was the basis of the suggestion I do not know.

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