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10 April, 2012

Mr J.M. FRANCIS: We all know that the faceless men of the Labor Party are the people who stopped the Labor Party changing its position on this issue for so long. It is clear to everyone in Perth that the Labor Party dragged its knuckles on the issue of extending trading hours.

Several members interjected.

Mr J.M. FRANCIS: Madam Acting Speaker, do I need to take a point of order on the interjection I just heard?

The ACTING SPEAKER: No, I think you should —

Mr J.M. FRANCIS: Okay; so it is parliamentary now to call people “dipsticks”—that is fine.

Mrs C.A. Martin: Well, you are a dipstick! It’s not my fault.

The ACTING SPEAKER: Enough! I have called this debate to order several times. Member for Kimberley, I call you for the second time. Please be aware of the language you use. It is not really unparliamentary; it is just a bit south of acceptable.

Subject: Retail Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2012 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 29 March 2012

Hansard reference: p. 1659 [online (pdf)]


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