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3 June, 2010

MRS C.A. MARTIN (Kimberley) [4.46 pm]: […] There are 419 000 square kilometres in the electorate of the Kimberley and there are nearly 50 000 people there, half of whom are Aboriginal. We have an influx of double that population every year through tourism, which is great; it is one of our major drawcards. Of course, we also have the camels on the beach. We are pretty well known for a lot of the camel stuff and a lot of the stories that are generated around camels.

Mr J.J.M. Bowler: And dogs on the beach now!

Mrs C.A. MARTIN: They were not our dogs; I am pretty sure they came from Melbourne. Our dogs are really nice. As a matter of fact, our dogs are so sweet —

A government member interjected.

Mrs C.A. MARTIN: We have not been eating dogs for a while because they are off the menu. People have to go overseas for that. Cats are okay; they are feral.

Mr M. McGowan: Where were the dogs that attacked the camels from?

Mrs C.A. MARTIN: I think they were from Melbourne. Everything bad comes from Melbourne. We get the flu from Melbourne. We get the ugly Australian from Melbourne. No; I have met a couple of nice people from Melbourne. I think they went back quickly. They were very nice.

Mr J.J.M. Bowler: The member for Albany is from Melbourne.

Mrs C.A. MARTIN: Yes, but he is not a local.

Subject: Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Recurrent 2010-11 Bill 2010 / Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Capital 2010-11 Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading — Cognate Debate]

Date: 25 May 2010

Hansard reference: pp. 3285 – 3286 [online (pdf)]

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