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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 10 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 2761..


MR OSBORNE (continuing):

On a serious note, I did mean to stand up yesterday - I did have to rush off - and say a few words on behalf of the so-called weaker sex. Having witnessed the birth of my son last week, let me say that any man who claims that women are the weaker sex has not been through that experience. I stand up here very much as a humble man. I thank the good Lord for delivering a healthy baby. I thank my wife for going through what I could only say would be a terrible experience. They say that if men delivered babies or gave birth there would be only one-child families. I can understand why. To all the mothers in this house and to all the women, let me say that you have my undying respect.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 4.43 pm


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