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14 December, 2010

And eight months after this, Troy Buswell returns to the WA Cabinet…

MR M. McGOWAN (Rockingham) [9.32 pm]: I rise to add a few remarks to debate on the Treasurer’s advance legislation, the Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Recurrent 2009–10 (Supplementary) Bill 2010 and the Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Capital 2009–10 (Supplementary) Bill 2010. I am pleased the Treasurer is in the chamber for what I expect is one of his last periods as Treasurer. I am sure he will enjoy that. He is also, like the former Treasurer the member for Vasse, a one-hit wonder when it comes to state budgets.

Mr P. Papalia: What tune would you play for him?

Mr M. McGOWAN: Yesterday I suggested My Sharona by The Knack and Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. In relation to the current Premier, I am open to suggestion on any other one-hit wonders.

Mr T.R. Buswell: I’ve got one for you.

Mr M. McGOWAN: Yes, please.

Mr T.R. Buswell: Divine: You Think You’re A Man But You’re Only A Boy.

Mr M. McGOWAN: Ha, ha!

Several members interjected.

Mr B.S. Wyatt: How about Love Shack by the B-52s?

Mr T.R. Buswell: A beautiful song!

The ACTING SPEAKER (Mr J.M. Francis): I have just one message, member for Rockingham, and it is not for you; it is for the member for Willagee about interjecting from somewhere other than his seat.

Mr M. McGOWAN: Thank you, Mr Acting Speaker.

Ms R. Saffioti: You’re So Vain—you probably think this song is about you!

Mr M. McGOWAN: Ha, ha!

Mr T.R. Buswell: That was written before I was born!

Mr M. McGOWAN: I think we are moving away because of course these are not one-hit wonders. As I recall, Carly Simon wrote a number of hits.

Mr T.R. Buswell: What about Divine?

Mr M. McGOWAN: I am not familiar with that song. Perhaps the member for Vasse can give us a rendition later on. I think the member for Vasse has made that one up.

Mr T.R. Buswell: I most certainly did not make it up.

Mr M. McGOWAN: I am a little perplexed about that one.

Subject: Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Recurrent 2009-10 (Supplementary) Bill 2010 / Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Capital 2009-10 (Supplementary) Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading — Cognate Debate]

Date: 17 November 2010

Hansard reference: p. 9056 [online (pdf)]

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