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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (27 March) . . Page.. 947..


MR BERRY: I accept, Mr Speaker, that it might have been more palatable for those opposite.

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, I take a point of order here. That was an abuse of process. There was no misrepresentation in me quoting that line from Mr Berry. Reading the whole letter-it was obviously Mr Berry's intention to do that-added nothing-

Mr Stanhope: What is the point of order?

MR SPEAKER: There is not a point of order. Let me say this: members who abuse this standing order will not get permission in future to make a statement. They will have to use the adjournment debate. I am not going to put up with this sort of thing.

Mr Stanhope: That was an abuse of process from the Chief Minister. There was not a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: I am sick and tired of members coming in here and using standing orders in order to put forward their own views on matters. If it is a genuine misrepresentation, I want to hear it. Otherwise, I will be very cautious about granting permission in future for that member to explain matters where they believe they have been misunderstood.

Questions without notice

Kambah adventure playground-burst water main

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have additional information for Ms Tucker on the question she asked about the burst water main. The responsibility has been determined as Actew's, because it was upstream of the water main. The mains have been repaired. I am told the ground has now been backfilled and the lines of communications have now agreed on a process to determine who owns which bits of the system.

Auditor-General's report No 1 of 2001

Mr Speaker presented the following paper:

Auditor-General Act-Auditor-General's Report-No 1 of 2001-Financial audits with years ending to 30 June 2000, dated 8 March 2001.

Motion (by Mr Moore , by leave) agreed to:

That the Assembly authorises the publication of the Auditor-General's Report No 1 of 2001.

Papers

Mr Speaker presented the following papers:

Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act, pursuant to section 8-Authority to broadcast proceedings concerning the debate on proposed changes to the standing orders for Tuesday 27 March 2001, dated 27 March 2001.


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