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In Parliament


Member for Tarneit - Member Statement

   Thursday, 22 June 2017

Mr T. SMITH — We cannot see yet if the member Tarneit is going to turn up today. He probably should not. He ought to hang his head in shame. He ought to resign.

Honourable members interjecting.

Mr T. SMITH — I am glad the Premier is here. The Premier should boot the member for Tarneit out of the party room because we have learned today that he employed his girlfriend and then paid for her to gallivant across the globe. I mean, is there no honour in the modern Labor Party? This man is still here, still sitting up the back, taking his salary. He is not doing anything. He does not even live in his electorate but lives 25 kilometres away in the inner suburbs. The Lord of Tarneit is too good to live with his people. It is contemptible. He ought to be booted out of the Labor Party, and he should do the honourable thing and resign from Parliament.