Legislative Council: Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Regional Tourism

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Leader of the Opposition) (14:21): Final supplementary: why did the minister answer the question that those two matters were not being continued with yesterday? What led him to believe that when he answered the question?

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (14:21): Mr President—

Members interjecting:

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: I clarified it. I have made concerns from the honourable members opposite at times with all the yelling and screaming that goes on. It is sometimes somewhat difficult to hear. As soon as I had realised that—

Members interjecting:

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: See, again, Mr President, they can't help themselves.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Minister. Leader of the Opposition, before I go on to give the Hon. Ms Scriven the call, in your brief explanation you were getting very close if not making improper imputations against the minister. I ask you to restrain yourself going forward. Otherwise, I will ask you to withdraw and apologise.