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dress up in you (part two)

15 January, 2010
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Mr J.R. QUIGLEY: […] All this new clause is seeking to do is make good a deficiency in section 10 by providing that if the person believes on reasonable grounds that he is unable to understand English, he should be handed a notice. The notice would not have to be printed in gold leaf. It would need to be only a cheap photocopied notice with about six languages on it, including Arabic, Chinese, German and any other language that foreigners might speak. Foreign-speaking tourists will not have the benefit of someone like Lord Haw-Haw speaking in English —

The ACTING SPEAKER: Member for Mindarie, will you speak to the new clause, please.

Mr J.R. QUIGLEY: I am speaking to the new clause, Madam Acting Speaker.

Point of Order

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: I think the ruling was made last night that the term “Lord Haw-Haw”, which the member for Mindarie loves to use, was not to be used again.

Mr M. McGOWAN: The member for Mindarie did not refer to anyone as Lord Haw-Haw.

Mr R.F. Johnson: Yes, he did.

Mr M. McGOWAN: If the minister had listened to what the member said, he would know that the member did not refer to anyone as Lord Haw-Haw. I think the minister is a little sensitive about this point, probably for good reason.

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mrs L.M. Harvey): I recall that yesterday when I was in the chair I ruled that term out of order.

Mr M.P. WHITELY: Madam Acting Speaker —

The ACTING SPEAKER: Member for Bassendean, are you challenging the Chair?

Mr M.P. WHITELY: No; I just want to seek clarification. If I wanted to talk about an act in history and about Lord Haw-Haw, would I be allowed to do so?

The ACTING SPEAKER: Member for Bassendean, you cannot seek clarification on a point of order.

Mr M.P. WHITELY: So, can members not make any historical reference to Lord Haw-Haw?

The ACTING SPEAKER: My request is that the member for Mindarie conclude his remarks and confine them to the new clause. There is no point of order.

Debate Resumed

Mr J.R. QUIGLEY: If we had a “Lord Hee-Hee” broadcasting in foreign languages —

Ms A.J.G. MacTiernan: What about Tokyo Rose?

Mr J.R. QUIGLEY: I thank the member. I think that was that lord in drag! It was not a very edifying sight.

The ACTING SPEAKER: The new clause, member for Mindarie.

Subject: Criminal Investigation Amendment Bill 2009 [Legislative Assembly – Consideration in Detail]

Date: 12 November 2009

Hansard reference: p. 8951 [online (pdf)]

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