Candidate for Prosser in the Legislative Council Jim Playsted said the events of yesterday’s appointment of Speaker to the Parliament were a great day for democracy in Tasmania.

Sue Hickey brings character, pragmatic life and commercial experience to the Parliament with a large dose of the least common attribute, that of common sense.

Far from being cast as a ‘rogue rebel’ as characterised in today’s Mercury - only those with poorly conceived proposals or mischievous intent have anything to fear from Speaker Hickey.

Politics is about good people bringing their passion to the Parliament. Sue Hickey, Cassy O’Connor and Rebecca White along with Premier Hodgman and his team will make this a very productive Government once the rules of engagement are accepted.

Jim Playsted
Candidate for Prosser
Legislative Council elections