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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 309 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 April 2019 by Hon Michael Mischin

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 4 April 2019


309. Hon MICHAEL MISCHIN to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice 286 of 2 April 2019 regarding the opening of Doubleview Primary School. Given that the minister routinely in media releases announcing the opening of school infrastructure also provides an opportunity for local members of Parliament to make comments that can be attributed to them, why will she not allow a similar opportunity to Hon Liza Harvey, MLA, the member for Scarborough?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I am not sure that the honourable member realises that some people are in government and some people are not.

Several members interjected.


Hon SUE ELLERY: When the government issues a media release, it is on behalf of the government. I am not sure what it is that the member does not understand, after two years, about why he is over there and why we are over here, but it is because we are in government and he is not.

The PRESIDENT: I give the call to Hon Donna Faragher.

Several members interjected.

The PRESIDENT: You might want to show your colleague some respect and be quiet, and let her take the call and actually ask the question, because you are chewing up her time.