May 25, 2005

Personal explanations

PERSONAL EXPLANATIONS

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.