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10 October, 2012
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The inadvertent punchline to yesterday’s post:

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: […] Without being too brief—we will have plenty of time to discuss these matters in consideration in detail —

Dr K.D. Hames: Do you want me to get your advisers?

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Unless Mr Barnes has succumbed to the dodgy souvlaki he ate! We are not ready yet, Mr Barnes; I was just pointing out to members that Mr Barnes informed me earlier that in the true tradition of great Treasury officials, he did not leave his desk and he ordered in a souvlaki that he claims could have been slightly dodgy! If I see Mr Barnes take on a slightly different colour during consideration in detail or if he looks a little unsettled, which is unusual for the unflappable Mr Barnes, I may well call for a brief interlude as he deals with a case of a dodgy souvlaki.

Dr A.D. Buti: I would be more worried about the dodgy manner and form provision!

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: I think the manner and form provision will be out the window if the souvlaki takes control!

[…]

A range of issues were canvassed. I look forward to the consideration in detail stage and hope that we will have the opportunity to remove the bottles of discoloured water from the table in front of us!

Ms R. Saffioti: Mr Barnes won’t appreciate them.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: No, Mr Barnes will get very nervous. Perhaps the water may be fitting, given the quality of the souvlaki he ate. However, enough has been said about Mr Barnes and his souvlaki challenge! It was a good debate about an important public policy issue. The bill is neither detailed in nature nor in the number of clauses. I look forward to working through it with the opposition.

Subject: Western Australian Future Fund Bill 2012 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 26 September 2012

Hansard reference: pp. 6605-6606 [online (pdf)]

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