Tobacco Products Regulation (Expiation Fees) Amendment Bill

13 Mar 2007 archivespeech

This speech indicates that the Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK will not be supporting the Tobacco Products Regulation (Expiation Fees) Amendment Bill.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: In relation to the Hon. Mark Parnell’s contribution, to quote Meatloaf, ‘You took the words right out of my mouth.’ The Liberal Party will also not be supporting these amendments, for similar reasons. We did not support the proposition that we should ban smoking at specific events, and I will not go back into all of those issues, but suffice to say that the smoking of cigarettes in cars generally is a concern, particularly for a number of our country members, given the sort of geography that they represent. There is some sympathy for this measure but, as the previous speaker has stated, we think that it just goes a bit too far.