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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Page: 10

Mr PYNE (SturtLeader of the House and Minister for Education) (12:07): Madam Speaker, it is a great pleasure to congratulate you on your election. This is the first time in 21 years that I have had cause to put your name into a ballot. I am very glad that you won it and that you won it so overwhelmingly.

I very much look forward to working with you to make this parliament a better place than the 43rd Parliament, although it is coming off a very low base. Have no doubt that I, as Leader of the House, will do my utmost to ensure that members of the government follow the rules, listen to your rulings, understand the standing orders and make the place run as smoothly and as reasonably as is possible in a robust democracy such as ours. Again, congratulations to you.