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4 September, 2012
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Hon KEN TRAVERS: […] Therefore, I urge the government to really go away and think about this amendment before it comes to a vote, and withdraw it. Let us not get into that game of negatives and use words like “congratulate”.

Hon Robyn McSweeney interjected.

Hon KEN TRAVERS: If the minister wants to laugh, that is fine.

Hon Norman Moore: That is the funniest thing you have ever said. You have never played politics since you have been here? Come on!

Several members interjected.

Hon KEN TRAVERS: It is fine if members on the other side want to go down that path. I know and accept I play politics hard in this place, but I think there is a time and a place for it.

Hon Norman Moore interjected.

Hon KEN TRAVERS: Members on the other side and the minister can feel free to have a little chuckle if that is what—

Hon Robyn McSweeney: Excuse me; I was laughing looking down at what I was reading. Did I look you in the eye when I was laughing? No, I did not. This is no laughing matter.

Several members interjected.

Hon KEN TRAVERS: I genuinely hoped that we would have a better debate about this this afternoon, but clearly —

Hon Norman Moore: We were going pretty well until you stood up!

Subject: Redress WA – Payments [Legislative Council – Amendment to Motion]

Date: 15 August 2012

Hansard reference: p. 4969 [online (pdf)]

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