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days of wine and roses

5 December, 2012
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HON MATT BENSON-LIDHOLM (Agricultural) [12.06 pm]: […] I remember a particular brother-in-law of mine who had his twenty-first birthday party in the 1970s. A couple of people turned up to his party from absolutely nowhere; I can assure members that in the 1970s there was no such thing as social media. My brother-in-law had never seen these guys before, and never saw them again after the party, but about the worst thing that happened was that one of them managed to fall backwards into a rose garden!

Hon Ljiljanna Ravlich: That was wild!

Hon MATT BENSON-LIDHOLM: It was a different way of behaving! He managed to extricate himself from the rose garden and kept going. Perhaps that particular gentleman has since grown up to be a model citizen—I would hope so—but certainly we did not know where he came from and we never saw him again, and that particular issue was about the wildest thing that ever happened at any of the parties that I attended.

Hon Michael Mischin: He might have become a landscape gardener!

Hon MATT BENSON-LIDHOLM: Who knows? He might be a surgeon of note, or a dermatologist; who knows, Attorney General?

Hon Ed Dermer: Probably a horticulturalist, I would imagine!

Hon MATT BENSON-LIDHOLM: I think that might have cured me, Hon Ed Dermer!

Subject: Criminal Law Amendment (Out-of-Control Gatherings) Bill 2012 [Legislative Council – Second Reading]

Date: 27 November 2012

Hansard reference: p. 8896 [online (pdf)]

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