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12 September, 2011

Mr C.C. PORTER: […] It seems to me that the Leader of the Opposition is being a little cheeky with what he considers to be outgoings and incomings.

Mr E.S. Ripper: How outrageous for an opposition leader!

Mr C.C. PORTER: Indeed! For the purpose of further debate, is the Leader of the Opposition counting tax equivalent dividends and local government equivalent rates payments to government as incomings rather than merely the dividends?

Mr E.S. Ripper: Yes. I am not counting the CSOs for pensioners.

Mr C.C. PORTER: It seems to me a little unfair that, given that money comes in and money goes out, he would be selective in what he considers comes in and goes out.

Mr E.S. Ripper: I have a good case, and I will argue it.

Mr C.C. PORTER: In these circumstances, there are two ways of looking at that issue—that is, to be selective or not. If we look at everything that goes out and everything that comes in, we lose money; and, if we compare apples with apples, we lose money. But we will have this debate, Leader of the Opposition.

Mr R.F. Johnson: Perhaps with a beer when we rise tonight!

Mr C.C. PORTER: I will finish, Leader of the House. But I want to say one thing about the not-for-profit sector funding.

Mr E.S. Ripper: If you sit down, I’ll buy you that beer!

Mr C.C. PORTER: But the Leader of the Opposition did not say when!

Subject: Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Recurrent 2011-12 Bill 2011 / Appropriation (Consolidated Account) Capital 2011-12 Bill 2011 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading –Cognate Debate]

Date: 26 May 2011

Hansard reference: pp. 4167-4168 [online (pdf)]

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