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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 9633

Mr TURNBULL (Wentworth) (17:23): I am moved by the eloquence of the member for Greenway on the Statute Law Revision Bill 2012. It is not the sort of bill that normally brings forth great oratory, but I am delighted that she had so much to say about it.

I wish to record, echoing her remarks, my congratulations to Stephen Gageler, the Commonwealth Solicitor-General who is to be elevated to the High Court, and my great pleasure at his elevation. He is an outstanding and very successful member of the New South Wales bar, and, while I have not had professional engagement with him in the way that the honourable member has had, he has over the years given me advice from time to time, and I can assure the House that it was always very sound. So I am sure that his opinions in the High Court will do him and the court great credit.

I am delighted to join the honourable member, with whom I occasionally disagree on matters of telecommunications, on this unity ticket congratulating Stephen Gageler.