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27 May, 2010

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: When National Party members are still here when the adjournment occurs late at night, just like it did last night before 12 o’clock midnight, they do not go back to their little country towns.

Mr A.J. Simpson: I did.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: The member for Darling Range does not live in a country town.

A government member: Not by train, you didn’t!

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: No, I cannot go by train because the last train leaves at 11.50 pm and we adjourned too late for me to catch it.

Several members interjected.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: But National Party members went back to their plush apartments in North Perth or in other suburbs—these wonderful leafy places. That is where they went. I went home to my city, Mandurah—the regional city of Western Australia; the biggest regional city outside the metropolitan area. And I will keep doing it. I am not happy with the Minister for Regional Development and the Minister for Agriculture and Food for not giving seniors in Mandurah the fuel card, but I will not go into that now, as that is not for this debate. However, the fact is that there is now —

Mr B.J. Grylls: What time does that last express to Mandurah finish—11.50?

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: About 11.50, yes. I think that is the last one. If I missed it, I would be trying to hitchhike to get back down the freeway.

Several members interjected.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: No-one would pick me up! Have a look at me! No-one would pick me up! Imagine me on the side of the road! Imagine who would pick me up! No-one would! I would not even pick myself up! I diverge.

Subject: District High Schools – Removal of Year 11 and Year 12 Classes [Legislative Assembly – Motion]

Date: 19 May 2010

Hansard reference: pp. 2946 – 2947 [online (pdf)]

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