This speech was delivered on 21 November 2012 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Leader of the Government. What, apart from duck hunting, has the Government had to promise the Shooters and Fishers Party to get its vote for the Government’s legislative agenda?

The Hon. MICHAEL GALLACHER: They cannot stand democracy, can they? They cannot understand. There will be ample opportunity for people to air their views in a host of areas over the coming months and years. Members opposite will have the opportunity to air their views. We consider all proposals that are put, as a government does. We consider them all. We make our decisions based on merit, and we will defend them in this House.