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11 December, 2009
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Hon SALLY TALBOT: […] I will ask a different question.

Point of Order

Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN: I raise another point of order.

Hon Robin Chapple: She is asking a different question.

Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN: She said she was going to phrase it differently. It is not a question of how it is phrased; it is the substance of what is being asked. I do not care how the member phrases her question; she could do it in Greek for all I care! The point I make is that it has nothing to do with this bill. If the member wants that sort of information, it is probably suitable to ask a question on notice or a question without notice.

Hon Ken Travers interjected.

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Chair will make the decision about the relevance of the question when the question is put. The question Hon Sally Talbot asked before was considered to be irrelevant. I invited Hon Sally Talbot to ask a different question if she had one.

Committee Resumed

Hon SALLY TALBOT: Thank you, Madam Deputy Chair. It would be an interesting test of the standing orders to ask a question in a different language. I do not think that that would make any difference because it would not change the substance of what I was asking.

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Hon Sally Talbot, you might be interested to know that the standing orders
indicate that we do speak in English.

Hon SALLY TALBOT: Thank you, Madam Deputy Chair.

Hon Ken Travers: That will be news to a few members around the chamber!

Hon Simon O’Brien: I’ll stand by you, Jock; don’t worry!

Hon SALLY TALBOT: It is a big problem for Hon Jon Ford!

Subject: Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Amendment Bill 2009 [Legislative Council – Committee]

Date: 27 November 2009

Hansard reference: p. 10118 [online (pdf)]

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One Comment leave one →
  1. James permalink
    22 December, 2009 6:00 pm

    Interesting, I couldn’t find where it says that in http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/web/newwebparl.nsf/iframewebpages/Standing+orders

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