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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 4398..


Mr Berry: I can - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Moore: He will continue to - - -

Mr Berry: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I can - - -

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Mr Berry. Mr Moore is taking a point of order.

Mr Moore: The point I am making is aptly illustrated there, Mr Speaker. You were required to instruct him twice. He wilfully disobeys and is now wilfully disobeying the Speaker. He constantly wilfully disobeys the Speaker, which is contrary - - -

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, on a point of order - - -

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat for the moment, Mr Berry. Mr Moore is taking a point of order.

Ms McRae: No; Mr Berry has a point of order. He is entitled - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Berry: Under standing order 61, Mr Speaker, I am entitled to rise at any time.

MR SPEAKER: Indeed; but I am asking you not to interrupt another member. Mr Moore has the floor. Resume your seat and I will listen to you later.

Ms McRae: Mr Speaker, on a point of order: Standing order 61 allows members to interrupt to take a point of order. Mr Speaker, I urge you to read that standing order.

Mr Moore: He certainly cannot, Mr Speaker. That is a ridiculous interpretation. Indeed, Ms McRae's interruption is also entirely out of order. It is a very strange interpretation that somebody should be able to interrupt a point of order of somebody else by trying to make a point of order themselves.

MR SPEAKER: Standing order 37, Mr Moore.

Mr Moore: The point that I am making now, most significantly, Mr Speaker, refers to standing order 202, which was aptly demonstrated there. Mr Berry simply is not following your instructions to keep order. If he does it again, Mr Speaker, you ought to name him. I would certainly be happy to support booting him out.

MR SPEAKER: I thank you for drawing my attention to standing order 37, Mr Moore. Do you have a point of order, Mr Berry?

Mr Berry: Pursuant to standing order 61, Mr Speaker.


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