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23 April, 2010
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MR T.R. BUSWELL (Vasse — Treasurer) [8.47 pm] — in reply: I feel compelled to rise and close the debate with a few sensible comments. First, may I point out to the member for Mandurah before he leaves that our backbenchers make their inaugural speeches reflecting on their life experiences, as many and varied as they are. They reflect on the aspirations and desires of their constituents, as many and varied as they are. That is unlike his backbenchers, who spend their entire maiden speeches thanking every unionist that ever got them elected in Western Australia. There is a little bit of a contrast.

Mr P. Papalia interjected.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Does the member for Warnbro have a problem with churches? We might find a couple in his electorate and let them know what he thinks about them, using that sort of derogatory term.

Mr M.P. Whitely interjected.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: It’s L. Ron Whitely! He rides again. I think it is a valid point that we come from diverse backgrounds on this side of the house and have diverse aspirations.

Mr J.E. McGrath: Scientology.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: That is right. L. Ron is over there! They tried a personality test but they could not find one.

The ACTING SPEAKER: Treasurer, you do need to refer to members by their proper seat names and not by any acronyms, nicknames or anything else.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Sorry, Mr Acting Speaker. I did not mean that about L. Ron Whitely; I meant the member for Bassendean.

Subject: Revenue Laws Amendment Bill 2010 / Revenue Laws Amendment and Repeal Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading — Cognate Debate]

Date: 20 April 2010

Hansard reference: p. 1545 [online (pdf)]

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