Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (7 August) . . Page.. 2470..
MR MOORE: Does your warning mean anything or not, Mr Speaker?
Mr Corbell: You are a custodian of people's information.
Member named and suspended
MR SPEAKER: I name you, Mr Corbell.
Question (by Mr Moore ) put:
That Mr Corbell be suspended from the service of the Assembly.
A division having been called, and the bells being rung-
Ms Tucker: Mr Speaker, can I ask for clarification on what just happened, because I. don't know what just happened. Did you name Mr Corbell?
MR SPEAKER: Mr Corbell was warned for interjections. He did not stop and I named him. The normal procedure was followed-a warning followed by naming.
The bells continuing to be rung-
Mr Hargreaves: If you want to back down on this one, withdraw that motion.
Mr Moore: Piss off.
Mr Hargreaves: Don't tell me to piss off either.
MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Hargreaves!
Mr Hargreaves: Mr Speaker, I have been told to piss off, and I will respond to it.
MR SPEAKER: I won't have that language used in the chamber.
Mr Hargreaves: I will treat the remark with the contempt that it deserves.
MR SPEAKER: If that language was used by either side-and I presume you were responding, Mr Hargreaves-I want it withdrawn.
Mr Hargreaves: It was.
MR SPEAKER: I want it withdrawn from the government side, please. I want the expression withdrawn.
Mr Moore: Which expression is that, Mr Speaker-"piss off"?
MR SPEAKER: Yes.
Mr Moore: I withdraw the fact that I told Mr Hargreaves to piss off.