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Private Conversations in the Chamber

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Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Leader of the Opposition and minister, private conversations are for outside the chamber. Shouting at each other disrespects the Hon. Ms Scriven. The Hon. Ms Scriven, your supplementary, please.

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The PRESIDENT: Order! Order! I cannot hear. Leader of the Opposition, you are talking over me and I cannot hear the Treasurer.

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS: As I said, the Marshall Liberal government gave an undertaking and there will be no involvement of either the Premier—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Leader of the Opposition!

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Leader of the Opposition, having a conversation with another member, which is your habit these days, does not allow me to listen to the Treasurer, and if other members of the Labor front bench wished to object to something that the Treasurer is saying, they would not be able to hear him. You are not doing your own side a service and you are not assisting me, and the Hon. Mr John Dawkins can have a conversation with you a bit later. Treasurer, do you have anything further to add?

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