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Tuesday, 13 November 1973
Page: 1712

Senator JESSOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -Can the Minister for Foreign Affairs tell me the exact cost to the Australian people of the Murray Grey bull that was presented to the Red Chinese Government and also the exact cost to transport the beast to China? Does the Chinese Government agree with the claim of the Prime Minister of Australia that he, Mr Whitlam, is the greatest Australian Foreign Minister that Australia has ever seen? Is it also a fact that the Chinese Government considers that Mr Whitlam is the greatest bull shipper in Australia 's history?

The PRESIDENT - The first part of the question is in order.

Senator WILLESEE - It is not usual to disclose the price of gifts given to people in other parts of the world. Mr President, in accordance with the indication contained in your comment, I have no intention of answering the rest of the question.

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