Michelle Lensink

Xenophon, Hon. N.

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. P. HOLLOWAY (Minister for Police, Minister for Mineral Resources Development, Minister for Urban Development and Planning) regarding legal advice.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:40): I have a supplementary question. Is the minister saying that, as Leader of the Government, he has absolutely no idea as to the status of the legal advice, or is he just refusing to tell us?

The Hon. P. HOLLOWAY (Minister for Police, Minister for Mineral Resources Development, Minister for Urban Development and Planning) (14:40): I have not had a chance. I have been so busy trying to get legislation through, I have not spoken to the Premier's office to see whether they have advice on Mr Xenophon's replacement. Quite frankly, there are far more important things facing this state than Mr Xenophon's replacement; he resigned only on Monday. At some stage, we will deal with Mr Xenophon. The whole world will not stop because Mr Xenophon is not here. There are much more important things we can deal with than with his replacement. I am sure that at some stage, probably in cabinet next Monday, we will get a report on that legal advice. However, given that we have not had a chance to have a cabinet meeting since Mr Xenophon resigned, it is not appropriate—

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink interjecting:

The Hon. P. HOLLOWAY: Well, he didn't resign until Monday.

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