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the long goodbye

15 February, 2014

Mr F.M. LOGAN: […] Those are really the only points that I wish to make about what has happened over the retail trading debate and also the impact of the changes to the retail trading hours. As I said, I would like to hear how the minister believes these changes will have further impacts on the economy and on small business in Western Australia. I now pass over to my next colleague to speak on this. Nobody else wants to speak on this?

Mr C.J. Barnett: It was such a powerful address that no-one else wants to speak on it.

Mr F.M. LOGAN: It is not surprising it was a powerful address. It is very difficult to talk to four paragraphs, only one of which has anything in it. Does anyone else will wish to speak? Nobody else wishes to speak on this bill. Obviously, the government has convinced people. It has battered us into submission on the retail trading hours issue to the point that we cannot even contribute to the debate anymore! Not only that, Premier, we do not want to contribute to debate anymore on that! We will leave that to the Premier.

Mr C.J. Barnett interjected.

Mr F.M. LOGAN: With that, I will finish my contribution to the debate.

MR T.R. BUSWELL (Vasse) [4.07 pm] — in reply: I thank the member for Cockburn. That was the longest wind-up I have heard —

Mr F.M. Logan: It sounds like Frank Sinatra’s comeback!

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: There were more farewells than Dame Melba.

Subject: Retail Trading Hours Amendment Bill 2011 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 22 September 2011

Hansard reference: p. 7691-7692 [online (pdf)]

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