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Thursday, 5 December 1974
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Senator GREENWOOD (VICTORIA) - My question to the Attorney-General refers to his letter of 8 November, about which he was asked a question yesterday, in which he asked Mr Bryant to exercise his ministerial authority to give Miss Morosi a Government flat. Did the Attorney-General receive any acknowledgment, either in writing or verbally, from Mr Bryant as to what Mr Bryant had done? If so, what was that acknowledgment? Was Miss Morosi in fact offered a Government flat? Did she in fact sign a lease for a flat?

Senator MURPHY - Yes, of course I received an acknowledgment from Mr Bryant. Mr Bryant spoke to me about it. I told the Senate yesterday that Mr Bryant asked me to send a letter. I have seen something in the newspapers saying that I sent a letter in support of some letter by Mr Grassby, and that I had stated that in this chamber. I had not said any such thing and as far as I know Mr Grassby did not send any such letter. Mr Bryant asked me to send a letter. As I have indicated, I sent the letter and he spoke to me afterwards and said he was looking into the matter. I spoke to him yesterday about what happened and he said that in fact Miss Morosi had not been given a flat. I notice there is a question by the honorable senator on the notice paper about a lease. I am afraid I know nothing about that. I assume that as she had not been given a flat she would hardly have signed a lease. I will have that looked into.

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