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14 May, 2008

DR S.C. THOMAS (Capel) [7.25 pm]: It has been a delight to hear the Premier and the wannabe Premier making their comments today. The Minister for Education and Training is trying to be something a bit bigger than he is. I remember a couple of years ago that Hon Norman Moore was described as a dinosaur by somebody. If he is a dinosaur – I am not necessarily saying that he is – in the Legislative Council, perhaps he is a Tyrannosaurus rex of the dinosaur world. How does he compare with the Minister for Education and Training, who might be described – I have seen him depicted in the art world like this – as an ancient tortoise! By comparison, I know whom I would go to for advice. I would go to the T. rex that looks out and is heard in the area it surveys, rather than the tortoise of the Labor Party! He jumps up to support the Premier because this is all about political ambition. This is what it is all about.

Ms J.A. Radisich: Slow and steady wins the race!

Dr S.C. THOMAS: I half agree with the member for Swan Hills – I think he is slow!

Subject: Hon Shelley Archer – Fitness to be a Member of Parliament [Legislative Assembly – Motion]

Date: 21 November 2007

Hansard reference: pp. 7559b – 7567a [online (pdf)]

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