Inaugural speeches begin

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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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