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29 November, 2011

Mr M. McGOWAN: […] The Premier did not accept the amendment at that point and I understand why he did not accept it at that point. He then went on to say —
… I agree with the objective of it, and I undertake that the government will look at that, perhaps with some refinements, and look to include something along that line as a supplement to the local content clause in future state agreements.

Mr C.J. Barnett: There you go.

Mr M. McGOWAN: There we go. All those millions of words and something has come of it.

Mr C.J. Barnett: It just shows I am a softy.

Mr M. McGOWAN: It shows that the Premier has listened to what I have had to say and he has inserted a similar clause, which is not as well-drafted as mine, admittedly, to the one that I and the —

Mr C.J. Barnett: Would you like us to refer to it as “the McGowan clause”? It is your place in history—perhaps your only place in history!

Mr M. McGOWAN: I am sure I have a bigger place in history than that.

Mr W.J. Johnston interjected.

Mr M. McGOWAN: I do not know whether we need to go to alcohol straightaway as my place in history!

Mr W.J. Johnston: I am just helping!

Mr M. McGOWAN: Thank you, member for Cannington.

Subject: Iron Ore Agreements Legislation (Amendment, Termination and Repeals) Bill 2011 / Iron Ore Agreements Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading — Cognate Debate]

Date: 22 November 2011

Hansard reference: p. 9513 [online (pdf)]

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