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Tuesday, 19 November 1974
Page: 2545

Senator COLEMAN (Western Australia) - I rise to support the male members of this illustrious House who require that their mode of dress in the summer should be more relaxed than it obviously is at this point of time. There is one matter that I should like to straighten out. For those who have not noticed, I have in actual fact entered this chamber in a mini-skirt.

Senator Poyser - I thought it was wonderful.

Senator COLEMAN - I am glad that Senator Poyser noticed it. The point I should like to make is that these days businessmen throughout Australia accept shorts, open-neck shirts, long socks and shoes as common dress. We have an extreme climate in this country, or have honourable senators not noticed that? Apart from all those things, it is my own personal opinion that men are much more masculine in shorts, shirts and long socks.

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