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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 894..


MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, I draw your attention to the interjection from Mr Wood, who is the Deputy Speaker. He has not risen to his feet to take a point of order; he has just rambled on. Those are the sorts of things that I find entirely inappropriate.

Mr Stanhope: Which you never do.

MR MOORE: We have now had one from the Leader of the Opposition.

Mr Stanhope: What a hypocrite!

MR SPEAKER: Order! Withdraw that.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw, Mr Speaker, but this is the problem, this sort of double-faced nonsense we have from Mr Moore.

MR SPEAKER: I asked you to withdraw, not to make a speech.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat.

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, that is simply not a withdrawal. He called me a hypocrite and withdrew the word "hypocrite" and replaced it with "double-faced nonsense", namely, hypocrisy. Mr Speaker, that is the sort of unacceptable practice that we have here from the so-called Leader of the Opposition. Apart from the fact-

MR SPEAKER: Order! Get on with your speech and stop provoking.

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, that is pertinent to my speech. It is pertinent because that is the sort of thing that has raised the issue and that is the reason that we do need a sin bin power. I have to say that the more I hear this morning, the more I think that we should reconsider whether it should go to a committee or we should just-

Mr Berry: I take a point of order. So that we do not have to go through this again, it might be a good idea if Mr Moore moved the motion.

MR SPEAKER: He will be doing that at the end of his speech. I am going to remind him to do so.

Mr Berry: The standing orders have been suspended to enable Mr Moore to move a motion.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Moore will be moving it.

MR MOORE: Thank you, Mr Berry, for drawing that to my attention. I move:

That the Standing Orders of the Assembly be amended as follows:

1.

Order 202

Disorder by member

Omit the words:


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