This question was asked on 12/08/2014 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the original contribution here.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Freight, representing the Minister for Local Government. Will the Minister specify in which local government areas, apart from the City of Sydney, the Government plans to roll out the Melbourne-style business voting changes? Do they include Wollongong, Newcastle, Parramatta and North Sydney?
The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: I am tempted to say “Woollahra”, but I will not. As far as I am aware—
Mr David Shoebridge: Are you going to protect Woollahra and your mates there?
The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: Mr David Shoebridge has asked me a question. I am not sure whether he wants to hear the answer or just to prattle on like an idiot. If he does not want the answer, that is fine by me.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: I ask a supplementary question. Will the Minister elucidate his illuminating answer by referencing which local government areas the Government plans to roll out these appalling changes in?
The PRESIDENT: Order! Supplementary questions must seek an elucidation of a Minister’s answer. In view of the answer that was given, the member’s question was not seeking an elucidation.