About Lionel Murphy:
Lionel Keith Murphy was an Australian politician and jurist, who served as Attorney-General in the government of Gough Whitlam and as a Justice of the High Court of Australia from 1975 until his death.
We are deeply conscious of the fact that our north and west must be developed.
The people of Australia would be staggered to learn that Australia has no national development plan.
There are no insuperable constitutional difficulties.
The Menzies Government, by its participation in the plans for the development of other nations, can see the virtue of planning for them but apparently cannot see the virtue of a plan for Australia.
Where there is a will there is a way. And this must be the way not of compulsion but of cooperation... No government and no plan can succeed without it.
It is a great privilege for any man to become a member of the Senate.
The Australian people want to help build this country into a great nation. This budget... has not realized the capacity of the Australian people. It has underestimated them. It has let us down.
We must have as clear a picture as we can of the Australia that we want to achieve at the end of that time.