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29 November, 2010

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: […] I rarely speak in this place, as members know, but I was moved to make a contribution, brief as it will be this morning, to acknowledge this contribution. As the member for Rockingham said, when the minister moves on to the position of Treasurer, and when people look at the Hansard 100 years hence—Look! I am pleased to see the scissors kicker from Southern River has entered the building; I did not realise the member had pole-vaulted his way in here. However, I am pleased the member is here; we have been speaking about him.

Mr P. Abetz: I have heard everything on TV.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: I know, and the member would be glowing.

Mr P. Abetz: I thought the bill was about me rather than Perry Lakes!

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: I think the bill should be about the member for Southern River, and I have tried to include an
insertion in the bill to recognise his achievements yesterday afternoon.

Mr B.S. Wyatt: I think you should move an amendment.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: I was hoping to do that. However, the minister with the furrowed brow has indicated that he will not be acknowledging the Abetz exit in my foreshadowed amendment.

Mr J.H.D. Day: I am not sure that would get through cabinet somehow.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: We have been talking about the member for Southern River.

Mr P. Abetz: I have listened to every word.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: Whilst we have not seen the member in iridescent running shorts, and the thought of that does not excite me at any stage, I am sure that maybe when we have the next opening of Parliament—if the member is still here—we might have him re-enact the infamous scissors kick over the Bar of the Chamber, because I think that would be quite an installation.

Mr M. McGowan: Some people might say he is for the high jump.

Mr D.A. TEMPLEMAN: Some people might say that; in fact, it is always good in athletics to have a number of capabilities up one’s sleeve, because jumping over poles like the member does can be dangerous; they can catch things and one needs to be very careful of that.

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

Date: 21 October 2010

Hansard reference: p. 8186 [online (pdf)]

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