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for the high jump

26 November, 2010
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MR M. McGOWAN (Rockingham) [10.15 am]: […] Maybe the member for Darling Range will become the Treasurer! There is a prospect. I recall a newspaper article suggesting that the member for Darling Range was on his way to cabinet—or at least the member suggested that!

Mr D.A. Templeman: After the member for Darling Range’s performance during debate on a recent bill, he has come to the top of the list, in my view. He is above the member for Scarborough now, although I am still batting for the member for Scarborough.

Mr M. McGOWAN: Although the member for Darling Range might not be up there with the member for Scarborough, I think he has jumped above the member for Southern River after yesterday’s performance. The member for Southern River hid behind the chairs at the back of the chamber when the vote was being conducted on whether or not we would deal with the Franchising Bill. I am not entirely sure that is allowed.

Mr D.A. Templeman: Wilson Tuckey is in front of the member for Southern River now!

Mr M. McGOWAN: There are prisoners in Casuarina Prison who are ahead of the member for Southern River for promotion after he hid down the back of the chamber! It is interesting that we are dealing with the Perry Lakes legislation because the member’s scissors jump over the bar at the back of the chamber was quite athletic! I also enjoyed watching the member rest at the back of the chamber after his exertions.

Mr D.A. Templeman: Had the seats been more comfortable, I thought he might have tried the Fosbury flop over the bar!

Mr M. McGOWAN: The athletic way in which the member exited the chamber brought some attention to him. I was looking across the chamber at the Premier and other members after watching the member for Southern River and saw that they were positively animated by the event. I could not see them cheering, but the look of surprise and other emotions on their faces—help me member for Mandurah!

Mr D.A. Templeman: I was concerned there may have been some soiling of our seats on this side, at one stage!

The ACTING SPEAKER (Ms L.L. Baker): I remind members that this is the second reading debate on the Perry Lakes bill.

Mr M. McGOWAN: As we all know, Perry Lakes is about athletics. If the member for Southern River is in training for athletics, I think that the house and the public of Western Australia need to know. After seeing his high jump, he could very well be heading to London for the 2012 Olympics! He could very well be heading there! One thing is for sure—he is not heading for cabinet!

Subject: Perry Lakes Redevelopment Amendment Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 21 October 2010

Hansard reference: pp. 8181 – 8182 [online (pdf)]

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