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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Page: 26

Mr COULTON (ParkesThe Nationals Chief Whip) (17:03): It is my honour to second the nomination of the member for Maranoa as Deputy Speaker. The Leader of The Nationals certainly summed up the qualifications of Mr Bruce Scott for this job. As an indication of the size of his electorate, not only is he a neighbour of the member for Wide Bay but also his electorate adjoins my electorate for about 400 or 500 kilometres along the Queensland-New South Wales border. Bruce Scott is eminently suitable for this job because, while he is a man of Western Queensland—a man for the Maranoa and places like Birdsville—he is very much at home in this chamber. He honours the traditions of this place, and it is great testament to him that he can be just as at home in the Birdsville pub as in the chair of this chamber. I have great pleasure in seconding the nomination from the Leader of The Nationals for the member for Maranoa to be Deputy Speaker.