The Hon. E.S. BOURKE: Great acoustics in this place. The Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment is in a state of chaos. Termed as a bureaucratic bloodbath, the acting CE of the department has effectively disbanded—
The Hon. D.G.E. HOOD: Point of order: the member has just stated that the department is in a state of chaos. That is an opinion. I ask it to be withdrawn.
The PRESIDENT: You may restrain yourselves—
The PRESIDENT: The point of order has some foundation, so please restrain the language you are using—
The Hon. E.S. BOURKE: For the purpose of proceeding, I will withdraw the comment; thank you.
The PRESIDENT: —and limit the brief explanations to simple factual matters.See full session on Hansard