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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 6 Hansard (3 September) . . Page.. 1859..


Mr Moore: It was not on the daily program, Wayne. You know that. You are such a slimeball.

Mr Corbell: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. Mr Moore should be asked to withdraw that comment.

MR SPEAKER: Order! There are far too many interjections.

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I would ask you to request Mr Moore to withdraw the term he used a minute ago. I think it was totally unparliamentary and totally unwarranted.

Mr Moore: Mr Berry is not even a slimeball.

Mr Corbell: Mr Speaker, that is quite unacceptable. Mr Moore should withdraw; not repeat the allegation.

MR SPEAKER: Unequivocally, Mr Moore.

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, I said he is not even a slimeball. Mr Speaker, I will withdraw any imputation.

MR SPEAKER: Gentlemen, we have a long day ahead of us. If you do not want to be here at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning, I suggest we stop this childishness.

MR BERRY: The fact of the matter, Mr Speaker, is that there is no procedure through which such an approach is taken. For example, everybody that puts up a Bill for private members business should go through the appropriate procedure. Every private member should put it through the Administration and Procedure Committee. And they do. In Executive business it is usual form, Mr Speaker, for these matters to be raised at the government business meeting. Mr Moore's approach is to fly free; do as you like; catch as you can.

Mr Moore: My whole legislative program was tabled in the Assembly last week.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Moore, you have spoken already.

MR BERRY: If the Government are to endorse this for you to put forward your Bills, that is fine. I would like to hear from the Government on this. If they are prepared to make the point that they endorse the fact that you are bringing up your particular ideas in Executive business, that is okay with me. But we need it on the record where the endorsement comes from. There is no procedure for you to do this, Michael. It is fine if you can raise this at the government business meeting on Friday.

Ms Carnell: No.

MR BERRY: "No, it cannot be done", Mrs Carnell says; but that cannot happen. Are you saying that it cannot happen?


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