Thursday, 30 March 2006
I seek leave to make a brief personal explanation as I claim to have been misrepresented.
Last evening the member for Lindsay made a contribution, a rare one, in the House of Representatives about me. There are a number of untruths in it, and I want to correct three of them. Firstly, she states:
Senator Forshaw is here in the chamber. Secondly, she says that I have never held a truck-driving licence or driven a truck. Before I entered parliament, before I became a union official, my last job was working for Sutherland council as a garbo, where we all drove the trucks. Thirdly, and finally, Miss Kelly quotes extensively from the Latham Diaries, in which I do not come out too well. Apparently, there are 17 mentions of me in there. I think it is quite a badge of honour to be slagged off by that Labor rat!