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19 January, 2014
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Hon ALYSSA HAYDEN: […] As I said earlier today, I learnt from a colleague who I used to work with at the Small Business Development Corporation that the secret to looking as though we know what we are doing is to be like a duck—smooth sailing, but with our legs pedalling like buggery under the water.

Hon Helen Morton: You might need to retract that word!

Hon Sue Ellery: Pedalling like billyo!

Hon ALYSSA HAYDEN: Yes! Thank you, Hon Sue Ellery. As I look around this chamber and see the iconic black swan depicted in the stained glass, maybe I will aspire to be a swan instead of a duck. So my goal will be to be like a swan—gracefully going along in the water, and hopefully no members will see my feet —

Hon Helen Morton: Going like billyo!

Hon ALYSSA HAYDEN: Yes, going like billyo underwater!

Subject: Address-in-Reply [Legislative Council – Motion]

Date: 23 May 2013

Hansard reference: p. 1061 [online (pdf)]

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