Including opinion in questions without notice


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 I ask it to be withdrawn.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: You may restrain yourselves—

Members interjecting:

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.

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