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Thursday, 27 February 1975
Page: 891

Mr BEAZLEY (Fremantle) (Minister for Education) - In support of my nomination of the honourable member for Perth, Mr Joe Berinson, as Chairman of Committees I point out that I have known him for over 20 years and that in that time I have seen him operate on many occasions in this House as Deputy Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker and outside of this House as a chairman of organisations. On all those occasions he has been completely impartial, extremely competent technically in the rulings that he has given and thoroughly well versed in the Standing Orders. He is a man who can impart dignity to the office of Chairman of Committees. Not only, of course, will he be called to the office of Chairman of Committees if my nomination is successful but also he will be the person in this House who will most often act as the Speaker in the absence of yourself, Mr Speaker. I believe that the honourable member for Perth, Mr Berinson, is the most competent member of this Parliament to fulfil that position. It is an honour to nominate him for it.

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