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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (26 August) . . Page.. 2566 ..

MR OSBORNE (continuing):

"Whatever you do, please don't let Wayne Berry be Health Minister again". I take that to be a good sign. I was at this friend's house last night. In view of all the stories about the VMOs being paid too much and being greedy, I need to put on the record that I was at his house last night and went to his bathroom to wash my hands. I went to turn on the taps and his tap handles were made out of diamonds. He claimed that they were plastic, but I can honestly say that one VMO in Canberra has diamond tap handles. So those rumours that Mr Berry was spreading were true. He had a pool out the back, and I am told there are two or three tennis courts.

There is one thing I want to read out from today's Canberra Times. I will not comment on it, I will just read it. It is a story from Johannesburg, Mr Speaker. It says:

South African Nicklass Amsterdam celebrated his 112th birthday, vowing that a life without sex had worked wonders for him.

"I have never had a woman to give me a headache," Mr Amsterdam, who lives near Johannesburg, said. "That's how I got to live so long."

I have drastically downgraded my personal expectations of my life expectancy after reading that.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Assembly adjourned at 6.00 pm until Tuesday, 31 August 1999, at 10.30 am.

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