Thank you for the opportunity to address you this morning.
Can I acknowledge Stephen Smith, members of AIG, stakeholders, and fellow workplace relations tragics.
In any discussion of matters workplace relations it is always instructive to remind oneself that issues workplace relations straddle both the social and economic areas of public policy.
It is with a true sense of pride and honour that I rise this afternoon to deliver my first speech. I say pride and honour because to be chosen by one's state and party to serve in this chamber is truly an honour. It is especially so when one has been chosen to represent the best and most beautiful of the states by the most dynamic political party this country has produced in the most important house of this parliament. It is a bit like winning the trifecta.
A speech by Robert Menzies on 22 May, 1942.