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Motion (by Mr Humphries) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Chief Minister’s Birthday

MR MOORE (4.59): Mr Speaker, it would be churlish of us to let this day go by without mentioning that it is the Chief Minister's fortieth birthday. It is a great achievement, of course, for somebody to reach 40 and still be relatively sane.

MR SPEAKER: In this place, Mr Moore, it is a miracle.

MR MOORE: Indeed, Mr Speaker. I passed that small milestone about five years ago. I know that there are others who have passed it a little longer ago than that - you included.

Mr Osborne: I have a long way to go yet, Michael.

MR MOORE: Of course. On the other hand, I have sitting on my left a 28-year-old who has more time to fulfil his ambition in regard to the papacy and so forth. Even though it is the Chief Minister's birthday, I do digress to say that it is possible for a lay person to be Pope - in case anybody was under the misapprehension that that could not happen. I believe that it has happened. It is certainly possible; so, we must not underestimate the possibility of Pope Paul VII. Mr Speaker, I think it is reasonable, in an attitude of good spirit, that we say happy birthday to the Chief Minister on her fortieth birthday.

Chief Minister’s Birthday

MR HIRD (5.01): I would like to concur with Mr Moore on that matter.

MR SPEAKER: I trust that we all would.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 5.01 pm

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