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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 4702..


MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

definition in any case, but if there needs to be some clarification of that I am quite open to that. I am told that a recommended variation is currently being considered and should be capable of being submitted to the Planning and Environment Committee of the Assembly very shortly. For a matter as significant as this, I think that is a quite appropriate and reasonable timeframe to work under.

Mrs Carnell: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MS FOLLETT: Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, proceed with your personal explanation, Ms Follett.

MS FOLLETT: In the course of question time, in answer to a fairly blatant dorothy dix question from Mr Kaine, Mr Humphries may have made some statements in relation to my approach on his new drink-driving laws which I do not think truly reflect the situation or my attitude on them. Mr Speaker, Mr Humphries asserted that Mr Connolly, a former Labor member, endorsed his view. I want to make it clear that Mr Connolly at the time, Mr Speaker - - -

Mr Humphries: On a point of order, Mr Speaker - - -

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Humphries. This is not a personal explanation. I think that is what you are going to say, is it not?

Mr Humphries: Unless Ms Follett claims to embody the spirit of Mr Connolly, she cannot rise to make a standing order 46 personal explanation on his behalf.

MR SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order.

MS FOLLETT: May I comment on the point of order?

MR SPEAKER: You may explain matters of a personal nature. You are now talking about Mr Connolly - - -

MS FOLLETT: Mr Speaker, do I have the right to speak on that point of order or not?

MR SPEAKER: Unless you can tell me how it is a personal - - -

MS FOLLETT: Thank you. I am about to, if I have that opportunity.

MR SPEAKER: Proceed.


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