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Thursday, 25 June 2009
Page: 7240


Ms PLIBERSEK (Minister for Housing and Minister for the Status of Women) (3:52 PM) —Mr Speaker, I seek the indulgence of the chair to add to an answer.


The SPEAKER —The minister may proceed.


Ms PLIBERSEK —During question time, I learnt that Dr Ron Silberberg, the HIA managing director, will be retiring after almost 30 years with the Housing Industry Association. I know that he has been both a thorn in the side to both sides of parliament at various times and a very strong advocate for his members in the housing industry. He certainly has known the value of the economic stimulus spending that he lobbied very hard for. I know that just as he has been a help and an agitant to both sides of parliament, both sides will wish him all the very best in his future.