Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Premier's Comments

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:15): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before directing a question to the Assistant Minister to the Premier on the subject of the Premier's comments.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Last week, as we all know, the Premier used some fairly appalling language in a press conference, which is highly sexualised, pejorative slang referring to a woman having multiple sexual partners. Is the parliamentary secretary aware of whether the Premier used the term 'sloppy seconds' in the press conference, firstly, to impress the football community with his capacity to utilise locker room terms; secondly, to demonstrate his ability to engage in slut-shaming; thirdly, to ensure that he would enter the Wikipedia hall of fame (and I will refer members to reflect on the phraseology on Wikipedia in their own time); fourthly, to gross out anyone in the community who knows what the term means; and, fifthly, to impress the rest of the members of Labor's boys' club?

The Hon. E.S. BOURKE (15:16): I think the Premier has made his comments very clear through the media.