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16 February, 2014

HON DAVE GRILLS (Mining and Pastoral) [5.56 pm]: I apologise for being late; we had a conversation before and I did not think we would do this.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Hon Adele Farina): That is fine!

Hon DAVE GRILLS: It would not be the first time I have had to buy some beers for a misdemeanour!

Hon Stephen Dawson: For the whole house?

Hon DAVE GRILLS: Why not, mate! I am a wealthy backbencher!

Subject: Criminal Investigation (Identifying People) Amendment Bill 2013 [Legislative Council – Second Reading]

Date: 23 October 2013

Hansard reference: p. 5346 [online (pdf)]


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)]

kiss me like you mean it

14 February, 2014

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [5.14 pm]:: […] The plan was to install 345 metres of reserve fencing, a boom gate, access gate and kissing gate, which allows only people to pass through. I am sure members have seen kissing gates that do not allow bikes, for example, through them.

Hon Simon O’Brien: Where is this gate? I have been through gates but I have never been kissed.

Hon LYNN MacLAREN: Hon Simon O’Brien has never been kissed at one of those gates!

Hon Simon O’Brien: Certainly not.

Hon LYNN MacLAREN: See a counsellor about that.

Hon Simon O’Brien: I want to take my wife down there to look at it!

Subject: Proposal No. 1/2013, Excision of Land from Class A Reserve 33581 for the Upgrade of Gilmore Avenue, Leda to a Dual Carriageway in the City of Kwinana – Disallowance [Legislative Council – Motion]

Date: 23 October 2013

Hansard reference: p. 5342 [online (pdf)]


13 February, 2014

MS S.E. WALKER (Nedlands) [6.29 pm]: I move –
The motion standing in my name.

Dr G.I. Gallop: What is it?

Ms S.E. WALKER: Sorry, did someone speak to me? The Premier wants to know what the motion is, so I will have to read it out!

Mr A.D. McRae: That’s the usual thing to do.

Mr J.C. Kobelke: That happens in Parliament. You move a motion. You’ve not been here very long, have you?

Ms S.E. WALKER: I thank the member for somewhere – I cannot remember – and I cannot remember the minister’s title either; I am sorry.

Subject: Nyandi Prison Redevelopment [Legislative Assembly – Motion]

Date: 12 March 2003

Hansard reference: p. 5276 [online (pdf)]


12 February, 2014

MR. HOLMES: I will deal with three or four matters, and one of them is the exposure of the frauds committed by, or the conspiracy between, the Railway Departmnt and the Perth Ice Company.

MR. MORGANS: That is a very cold subject.

MR. HOLMES: It is a cold subject; but I think it is the duty of every hon. member to keep it warm, and to make it warm for everyone who is responsible.

Subject: Address-in-Reply [Legislative Assembly – Amendment, Mr. Illingworth’s Debate, Fourth Day]

Date: 29 August 1900

Hansard reference: p. 137 [online (pdf)]

the platform

11 February, 2014

Hon N.F. MOORE: […] Under the Labor Party’s proposition, we may be looking at a cost of anything between $60m and $100m for a soccer stadium. The time has come for the Labor Party to tell us where it stands on that matter and to indicate whether it supports the expenditure of that level of taxpayers’ money on the provision of a soccer stadium for Western Australia.

Hon Tom Stephens: We on this side stand for justice, freedom and the Australian way of life.

Hon N.F. MOORE: And apple pie and cream!

Subject: Government Priorities and Funding Commitments [Legislative Council – Motion]

Date: 23 September 1999

Hansard reference: p. 1571 [online (html)]

on thin ice

10 February, 2014

Mr PRINCE replied: […] Fourth, the Auditor General’s report also recognises our efforts in achieving savings through private sector financing of the capital component of the project compared with public sector financing. The report makes it very clear that a similar financial commitment would be necessary if the hospital expansion had been publicly funded; however, as a result of the way we approached the issue, taxpayers’ funds have not been diverted for the development and the private sector has shown that it can secure funds at an attractive rate.

Dr Gallop: You can spin around so much that you should go to the winter Olympics!

Mr PRINCE: I doubt whether the ice would hold me, to be honest.

Subject: Health – Joondalup Campus: Benefits [Legislative Assembly – Questions Without Notice]

Date: 25 November 1997

Hansard reference: pp. 8586-8587 [online (p. 8586)/ (p.8587) (html)]

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