Dr Bastian Seidel, Member for Huon
Thursday 25 November 2021, Tribute
Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, the member for Huon will be missed. The one thing we really wish is that if you have to leave the Labor Party, Bastian, couldn't you stay as an Independent?
Ms ARMITAGE - We always espouse independence in this House and we would have loved you to stay. I can remember the member for Rosevears and I cornered you at one stage and said, please Bastian, stay as an Independent.
Ms Webb - I think we all tried.
Ms ARMITAGE - We all did try.
Ms Forrest - We all tried and failed.
Ms ARMITAGE - It has been lovely getting to know you, you have been a great member. Labor Party aside, we always do espouse independence, but you really have been a great member. You have been so good for the community of Huon. They are going to be very sad to lose you from this place. We are going to be very sad to lose you from this place. There is still time, Bastian, to change your mind before early January. You could always be an independent Labor, we have had those sort of people before. In all honesty, you have been a great member. It has been really good listening to your contributions. I, for one, will miss you.