Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (15 June) . . Page.. 1862..
Mr Berry (continuing):
Mr Speaker, we have seen question time used repeatedly by the opposition in this way. If standing orders are to be used for protection with respect to the way in which questions are asked, they should certainly be used when a question is repeated, now at least twice, and probably three times in the space of one week. I think the Assembly should not suspend standing orders because your ruling is appropriate in terms of the standing orders of this Assembly and they should be upheld.
MR RUGENDYKE: (3.02): It is neither here nor there really whether we suspend standing orders. We are having a debate of some sort. If members are counting on my position on this, I have complete faith in your rulings. The bigger issue here is the fact that we have three pages giving the daily program that we should be getting through. I am quite happy to stay here as long as it takes to get this done. There are three pages.
The other point, Mr Speaker, is that the throngs of people who regularly crowd our public galleries do not come to listen to the childish behaviour that we are hearing at the moment.
MR SPEAKER: Order! The time for debate has expired. I must therefore put the question.
That Mr Corbell's motion be agreed to.
The Assembly voted-
Ayes 6 Noes 11 Mr Berry Mr Wood Mrs Burke Mr Osborne Mr Corbell Mr Cornwell Mr Rugendyke Mr Hargreaves Mr Hird Mr Smyth Mr Quinlan Mr Humphries Mr Stefaniak Mr Stanhope Mr Kaine Ms Tucker Mr MooreQuestion so resolved in the negative.
Questions without notice
Lyneham tennis centre
MR SPEAKER: Question time will continue.
MR CORBELL: I have a supplementary question. Each member is entitled to ask a question and a supplementary question.
MR SPEAKER: All right. Proceed.
MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Yesterday the minister outlined to the Assembly that he had sought advice from PALM and that that advice was that he does have the ability to revoke the development application. Will he table that advice?