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Mr FRASER: […] Let us go to this point: all of a sudden the care and concern that comes from the bankrupted Liberals over on the other side of the parliament about what we need to do to get our credit rating—

Mr DICKSON: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order. Mr Speaker, this side of the floor is called the LNP and I would like us to be called by our right name. This man does not have a mandate. He is selling out our children’s future.

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Resume your seat.

Mr DICKSON: He has sold out the unions and he doesn’t give a damn about the people of Queensland.

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Resume your seat. There is no point of order.

Mr Robertson: You were bankrupt.

Mr Dickson: Mate, you’re doing a great job! That’s why you’re not running Health anymore, mate—you couldn’t manage it!

Mr SPEAKER: Order! The honourable member for Buderim will withdraw the expression ‘doesn’t give a damn’. That is unparliamentary.

Mr Dickson: I withdraw and I show respect to you, Mr Speaker.

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Thank you very much. The honourable the Treasurer. Resume the clock.

Mr FRASER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Before the interruption from the muppets bench at the back of the parliament—

Mr DICKSON: Mr Speaker, I rise to a point of order. I take that personally. I ask the member to withdraw, please. We are not muppets. I take offence and I ask that it be withdrawn.

Mr FRASER: I think the muppets could take offence. I am not sure that the member for Kawana
could.

Mr Dickson: The member for Buderim, Treasurer, if you can get it right. You can’t get that right
either, like you can’t get the budget right.

Mr SPEAKER: Order! Resume your seat. The honourable the Treasurer has not referred to the honourable member by his correct title. That is what he is taking offence at.

Mr Messenger: Come on, ‘Kid Chaos’; get it right.

Mr SPEAKER: Let’s deal with one at a time. I will ask the honourable the Treasurer to withdraw
the expression for the honourable member for Buderim. Then I will come to the member for Burnett.

Mr FRASER: I intend to refer to the member for Buderim as the correct title of the member for
Buderim. Thank you, Mr Speaker.

Mr SPEAKER: Now, the honourable member for Burnett, you will withdraw the expression which
is unparliamentary as well.

Mr MESSENGER: I withdraw, Mr Speaker.

Mr SPEAKER: Thank you. Now let us resume the clock and let us get back to question time.

Mr FRASER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I was making the analogy that the old blokes who sit up the back in the muppets, who have been remaindered away and only carp and criticise—

Opposition members interjected.

Subject: Queensland Economy [Legislative Assembly – Questions Without Notice]

Date: 16 June 2009

Hansard reference: pp. 892-893 [online (pdf)]

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