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dress up in you (part three)

18 January, 2010

Ms M.M. QUIRK: The minister still has not told us why the commissioner needs to be given this power. What is the justification for the government’s proposed section70B? What deficiencies are there in the proposed section 70A regime that make this new section necessary?

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: Situations may well arise that the commissioner will need to address very quickly.

Ms M.M. Quirk: Can you give us an example, minister?

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: I cannot foretell the future.

Ms M.M. Quirk: Which situations is this proposed section trying to remedy? Which types of contingencies are you trying to legislate for with this provision?

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: Unforeseen actions of antisocial behaviour.

Mr P. Papalia interjected.

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: The member for Warnbro should be quiet and let the member for Girrawheen and me have a conversation here, because we have got two sensible people talking to each another —

Mr W.J. Johnston: I do not know about that! It is only one—the member for Girrawheen!

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: We have got dumb and dumber now having conversations in this Parliament. I want to talk to the member for Girrawheen.

Point of Order

Mr J.R. QUIGLEY: Mr Acting Speaker, if it is regarded as unparliamentary to refer to someone as behaving like Lord Haw-Haw—which is obvious—why should the minister be allowed to call my parliamentary
colleagues dumb?

Mr R.F. Johnson: Who did I refer to as dumb?

Mr J.R. Quigley: You pointed towards two opposition members!

Mr R.F. Johnson: They could be anywhere.

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr J.M. Francis): Order! I thank the member very much for the point of order.
There is no point of order. But I ask the minister to cease baiting the opposition and address his comments to me.

Debate Resumed

Mr R.F. JOHNSON: Mr Acting Speaker —

Ms A.J.G. MacTiernan: When you have an IQ that is less than that of a —

The ACTING SPEAKER: Order! Member for Armadale, that applies to you as well.

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

Date: 12 November 2009

Hansard reference: p. 8983 – 8984 [online (pdf)]

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