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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MR SPEAKER: If that language was used by either side-and I presume you were responding, Mr Hargreaves-I want it withdrawn.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MR SPEAKER: I want it withdrawn from the government side, please. I want the expression withdrawn.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.


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