Dr ALY: This morning I got an email from Steve in Cowan, informing me that, during a live teleconference with the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister referred to the member for Stirling as the member for Cowan. Steve emailed me because he found this untruth very offensive. I'd like to remind the Prime Minister that I am the very proud member for Cowan. I'm proud to stand here and represent the people of Cowan.
Here is what the member for Stirling had to say to the people of Cowan when he tried, not once, but twice, to nominate for the safe seat of Moore, after just one term in office. He said: 'The electoral boundaries have changed, but my community has not.' Referring to Moore, he said: 'It's where we surf, shop and visit friends.' Referring to his decision to run for Moore, he said: 'It's all about where I'm going to be able to maintain my passion and energy.'
Well, to the people of Balga, Mirrabooka, Girrawheen, Ballajura, Nollamara, Noranda, Stirling, Osborne Park, Kiara, Greenwood, Warwick, Hamersley, Westminster, Balcatta, Beechboro, Lockridge, Marangaroo, Alexander Heights and Koondoola: I stand here for you because I don't surf but you are where my passion and my energy lay. I'm excited for the opportunity to represent Cowan, and I won't abandon you for sunsets in Scarborough.