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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 3 Hansard (15 March) . . Page.. 677..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

The second aspect of this, and why we know it is such a stunt, why we know it is deliberate obstruction, is that all these papers were released by the coroner. They are all publicly available. They are all out there. This is a stunt. You do not have to come to me to get these documents tabled. Just go and get them. They are available. They are out there. They are in the ether. I cannot believe you have not got them. This is how serious you were about the issue: you did not even get the documents that were available. They were released to the coroner.

Mrs Burke: They were not.

MR STANHOPE: I have seen them published in the Canberra Times. This illustrates the extent to which—(Time expired.)

Motion (by Ms MacDonald ) proposed:

That the question be now put.

A call of the Assembly having commenced—

Mr Stanhope: You are a joke! They're out there. What a dumb—

Mr Pratt: You blocked the streets of Civic with fire trucks. You're the joke!

Mr Stanhope: It just goes to show that what you get with Mr Stefaniak is what you see: a dopey big buffoon.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Withdraw that, Mr Stanhope.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 5

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Mr Smyth

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

MR SPEAKER: The question now is that the standing orders be suspended.

Question resolved in the negative.


Motion (by Mr Corbell ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

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