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18 January, 2012

Given the reports circulating in Perth that Leader of the Opposition Eric Ripper is set to resign, with Mark McGowan expected to be elected unopposed as the new ALP leader, we return to late 2008, at the start of Ripper’s tenure as Leader of the Opposition.

Mr M. McGOWAN: […] I congratulate the government on its election. Its members did a good job. This time last year I did not envisage the result of the recent election. Members opposite did a good job, and I congratulate them for that. I congratulate the Leader of the Opposition for what has been a positively Howardesque —

Mr E.S. Ripper: The Premier!

Mr M. McGOWAN: I am sorry, the Premier. Perhaps this will also happen to the Leader of the Opposition in due course!

Mr E.S. Ripper: You can continue with the analogy.

Subject: Adjournment of the House [Legislative Assembly – Special]

Date: 4 December 2008

Hansard reference: pp. 1009-1010 [online (pdf)]

One Comment leave one →
  1. 18 January, 2012 3:05 pm

    Eric Ripper respect your dignity in defeat. Thank you for the strong stance against uranium WALabor hold firm

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