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26 June, 2009

Mr SCHWARTEN: […] Showering facilities have also been constructed so that public servants who want to cycle to work can then have a shower and again help save the environment—a much greener outcome sitting with Q2.

Ms Spence: So is the Minister for Public Works a cyclist?

Mr SCHWARTEN: Yes, I am, but not as good as the Leader of the House who cycles frequently
into town. She and her husband were recently at the Capricornia Coast and stayed with us and they set
new records in cycling. I do not get into it.

I can tell members while we are on the subject of bikes that it will not be long before those over there are chanting in unison, ‘JP, on your bike.’ If you have ever seen an undertakers’ picnic, there it was yesterday. It would have put a glass eye to sleep, the effort by the—

Mr Lucas interjected.

Mr SCHWARTEN: Speaking of patting on the back, at least Brutus patted Caesar on the back— even though he had a knife! The Leader of the Opposition in waiting could not manage to do that yesterday. I have been around this place for a long time.

Opposition members interjected.

Mr SCHWARTEN: Absolutely. I get to listen to some boring speeches. I have heard some rip-tearers over the years, but nothing could beat that yesterday.

Government members interjected.

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Thankfully, the time for question time has ended.

Subject: Healthier and Greener Queensland [Legislative Assembly – Questions Without Notice]

Date: 19 June 2009

Hansard reference: pp. 1151 – 1152 [online (pdf)]

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