Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Statement by the Speaker
Fowler, Mr Peter
Spoken like a true South Australian!
Dr Chalmers interjecting—
That was mean and cheap, Jim, but that's you!
As a former chairman of the Procedure Committee, and of course as Leader of the House and Manager of Opposition Business, I have studied the procedures over many, many years, in fact 2½ decades—thanks to Wilson Tuckey, encouraging me early in my political career—and much of that work that I've been studying is the work of Peter Fowler.
People like Peter Fowler have done a marvellous service by this great parliament, which is one of the models of the parliaments around the world. I'm sure his procedures have been adopted by many parliaments around the world. For those people who are part of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and travel around the world and see other parliaments in action, I'm sure the work that we've done here has impacted on them, which means that Peter Fowler has impacted on them as well. He leaves with our gratitude and our thanks.