25 May 2005
Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (3.04 p.m.)—Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.
The SPEAKER—Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?
Mr ALBANESE—I do.
The SPEAKER—Please proceed.
Mr ALBANESE—In the same answer to a question today during question time the Minister for Foreign Affairs said that I also, along with the member for Griffith, suggested directly a withdrawal of aid should be used over the whaling issue. I did no such thing. He produced no evidence from the 2UE transcript to suggest that I did.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.