Thursday 23 November 2017
Hansard of the Legislative Council
WATER AND SEWERAGE TASMANIA BILL 2017 (No. 41)
Resumed from 22 November 2017 (page 119)
Mr FINCH (Rosevears) - Mr President, this takes me a bit by surprise when the member for Windermere has said, 'I'm watered and sewered out' by the whole thing and here you want to elongate this debate. I can tell you - I am watered out; I am sewered out; I am up to here. I am trying to develop a thought over that. I am just going back over my notes of what we have received during this debate. For goodness' sake, if we have not had enough information now and you cannot make up your mind now, how the hell are you going to do it further down the track with more information? You will be more watered out, more sewered out - give us a break! Let us make a decision. We are here to make decisions, do not just keep going and going with this thing. Let us make a decision on this bill, get it out of the way, get the next government in March - we have not long to wait - and get a new investigation on the decision -
Mr Dean - Do you have all the financial detail and information you need?
Mr FINCH - We can keep going and going, and asking for more and more and more to try to get to a solution here. We can just elongate it, but how silly will we look as a Legislative Council if we cannot make a decision on all the information we have been given to now. This has been one of the hardest decisions I have had to make about where I will actually go with my decision on this. There are a lot of implications. I am getting close, but I want to hear what other members have to say, and I might be able to get to a point where I can be definitive in the decision. But this is the time that I will want to put that decision on the Floor of parliament. Do not have us hang around and muck around with another investigation - more time, more information, more confrontation, more conflict! We have had a gutful. Let us get on and make our decision now.
I oppose the adjournment.