Skip to content

let them all talk

2 November, 2009

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: […] When it comes to conventions, only one or two ministers in the former government had the decency to stand down from their positions, with all the stuff that was going on with the Corruption and Crime Commission and all the rest of it! If members opposite want to talk about conventions, they should look up the word and find out the true meaning of it. Members opposite do not adhere to the conventions of the Westminster system at all.

Mr P.B. Watson: Sit down!

The SPEAKER: Order! Member for Albany, if you want to stand and seek the call, you know that I will give you the call, but continual interjections are not helping this process.

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I do not intend to labour this point any more. I would love the member for Albany to get up and give his view. I really would. I would love to hear his view and his concise opinions on what we are discussing today.

Mr P.B. Watson interjected.

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: Get up and speak, my friend! There is still some time left, so get up and speak!

Mr P. Papalia: You’ve embarrassed yourself enough!

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: You embarrass yourself every day! You really do, sunshine!

Mr M.P. Murray: And you did not get chased by Channel 7?

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: And I do not go poaching, my friend!

Subject: Speaker’s Casting Vote – Westminster Convention [Legislative Assembly – Standing Orders Suspension — Motion]

Date: 23 September 2009

Hansard reference: p. 7551 [online (pdf)]

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: