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Wednesday, 14 November 1973
Page: 1814

Senator O'BYRNE (Tasmania) -The famous English statesman Gladstone referred to another statesman, Disraeli, as being intoxicated by the exuberance of his own verbosity. I think that the time that has been wasted in the Senate since the question was put that the Senate adjourn has been the result of exuberance of verbosity. Senator Wright seems to be obsessed by a pique and almost a jealousy of Senator Murphy. He showed this when he said that Senator Murphy had come into this place to adjourn the

Senate. But this was an agreement that had been made between the leaders in the Senate.

Senator Greenwood - What was the agreement?

Senator O'BYRNE - The agreement related to the adjournment of the Senate.

Senator Greenwood - I think that the honourable senator ought to be more careful about what he says.

Senator O'BYRNE - In another place tonight the honourable senator's equivalent -

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