Inaugural speeches begin


New members of parliament have started to deliver their inaugural speeches during the first sitting day of the 58th Parliament.

Inaugural speeches are usually delivered as part of the Address-in-Reply debate which responds to the Governor's speech opening parliament.

New members have delivered inaugural speeches in both the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly.

It is the convention in Westminster-style parliaments that members making their inaugural speeches are heard in silence without interjection or other interruption.

Inaugural speeches by new members can be read in Hansard.

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