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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Page: 9930

Mr SCHULTZ (3:30 PM) —Mr Speaker, I rise on a matter of privilege. In media reports today, and I quote from the Sydney Morning Herald, articles such as ‘Schultz should be shot: Nat leader’ appeared. The article said:

The NSW National Party leader, Andrew Stoner, says the federal Liberal MP Alby Schultz should be shot after he helped the independent Peter Besseling during the weekend Port Macquarie by-election campaign.

“If I had my way, I’d march him out at dawn, put a blindfold on him and shoot him,” Mr Stoner said today.

As statements of this nature represent a threat against my person, and therefore could be deemed an attempt to interfere with my ability to perform my duties as a member of parliament, I respectfully request, Mr Speaker, that you give precedence for this matter to be considered by the Privileges Committee.