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jumping someone else’s train

3 December, 2010
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Mr M. McGOWAN: […] The Labor Party has, of course, had a long involvement with Fortescue Metals Group, led by Andrew Forrest.

[…] I recently went to a function at which he made a speech in which he gave extraordinary credit, I must say—other
members were at the function—to the former member for Armadale, Alannah MacTiernan.

Mr C.J. Barnett: He named a train after her, didn’t he?

Mr M. McGOWAN: With just cause!

Mr C.J. Barnett: That’s right.

Mr M. McGOWAN: It would be fair to say his speech at that function was effusive about her. I have not heard about him calling one of his trains “Colin” —

Mr C.J. Barnett: I very much hope he doesn’t!

Mr B.S. Wyatt: “Colin the Tank Engine”!

Mr M. McGOWAN: I know what it would be called—“Colin the Grumpy Tank Engine”!

Mr B.S. Wyatt: Cranky!

Mr M. McGOWAN: I have had a lot of experience with Thomas the Tank Engine in recent years —

Mr B.S. Wyatt: “Colin the Cranky Caboose”!

Mr J.R. Quigley: I’d still call him “The Fat Controller”!

Mr M. McGOWAN: “Colin the Cranky Caboose” would be a fair name for the back end of one of his trains, I suppose!

Mr M.P. Whitely: Corrupt is another word that begins with “C”.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Member for Bassendean.

Subject: Railway and Port (The Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd) Agreement Amendment Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 25 November 2010

Hansard reference: pp. 9713 – 9714 [online (pdf)]

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One Comment leave one →
  1. J Jones permalink
    6 December, 2010 2:35 pm

    Loved this one! Toot toot!

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