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you left me in the dark

20 December, 2013
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THE PRESIDENT (Hon Barry House): Members, you can see that the Legislative Council has been kept in the dark! However, I am assured that it is a timing issue that is being attended to, so there should not be any problems.

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HON KEN TRAVERS (North Metropolitan) [3.11 pm]: It is appropriate that we came into this chamber in the dark. Mr President, until you brought light into the chamber this afternoon, we were all in the dark! That was a symbol of the legislation before us this afternoon, because with the Electricity Corporations Amendment Bill 2013 we are still in the dark!

Hon Michael Mischin: Some of us are going to stay dim, aren’t we?

Hon KEN TRAVERS: I would never make those comments about the Attorney General and his colleagues, but if Hon Michael Mischin wishes to, then so be it! I would never make those comments about government members, but I will make that comment about this legislation. Ever since this bill was introduced in the other place, this Parliament has been kept in the dark about it, and not a single light—not even torchlight—has been shone on this bill to demonstrate how this legislation will be good for the people of Western Australia. There is not a single document to demonstrate how this legislation will actually be good for the Western Australian economy or for Western Australian consumers.

Subject: Legislative Council – Chamber Lighting / Electricity Corporations Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislative Council – Statement by President / Second Reading]

Date: 3 December 2013

Hansard reference: p. 6929, p.6931 [online (pdf)]

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