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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (24 November) . . Page.. 4627..


MR SPEAKER: Mrs Burke, I name you. I have warned you several times.

Motion (by Mr Corbell ) put:

That Mrs Burke be suspended from the service of the Assembly.

The Assembly voted-

Ayes 9

Noes 8

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Burke

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Ms Gallagher

Mr Quinlan

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Pratt

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Mrs Burke: An absolute disgrace!

Mr Corbell: Point of order, Mr Speaker: Mrs Burke just indicated that that decision was absolutely disgraceful. That really is calling into question the decision of the Assembly, Mr Speaker, and I draw that matter to your attention.

Mrs Burke was therefore suspended at 4.04 pm for three sitting hours in accordance with standing order 204, and she accordingly withdrew from the chamber.

MR STANHOPE: I call the Chief Minister to continue his remarks.

MR STANHOPE: For the information of members, I present a corrigendum to the Chief Minister's Department annual report 2004-05. Volume 1 of the report provides information on the department's service purchasing arrangements, community grants and assistance sponsorship.

The amounts for the community grants for 2004-05 associated with the community inclusion fund on pages 176 and 177 were incorrect in the final published report. This corrigendum replaces the respective pages contained in the published report. The chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has been advised of the error and provided with the corrigendum.

David Harold Eastman

Paper and statement by minister

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra-Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

David Harold Eastman-Inquiry conducted under section 475 (repealed) of the


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