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Mr. FLETCHER: […] This may tend to sound overdramatic, but to me the situation may be likened to an octopus whose tentacles reach into every area of life and finance in this State and in this country. I believe the S.G.I.O. is entitled to make a small intrusion into this area of monopoly. That is all we on this side of the House are attempting to do.

Mr. Rushton: Why shouldn’t it go in holus-bolus?

Mr. FLETCHER: I would prefer interjections from a more intellectual source.

Mr. Graham: There is not much to choose from.

Mr. FLETCHER: To me this is tantamount to the situation of David and Goliath. In this instance David-

Mr. Rushton: Don’t bring him into it.

Sir David Brand: Let us draw the line somewhere.

Mr. FLETCHER: I am not alluding to Sir David.

Subject: State Government Insurance Office Act Amendment Bill [Legislative Assembly – Third Reading]

Date: 10 August 1972

Hansard reference: p. 2422 [online (pdf)]

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