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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 10 Hansard (16 October) . . Page.. 2966..

Mr Stanhope (continuing):

Mr Smyth that has misled the Assembly in relation to this issue by wrongly claiming that my costings were wrong. In fact, my costings in relation to this issue were perfectly correct and it is he that needs to withdraw for misleading the Assembly.

Members interjecting-

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: There is no point of order at all. The discussion is concluded.

Assembly business

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: I call Mr Seselja.

Mr Seselja: No, Mrs Burke was still speaking.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: It appears that unless somebody suspends standing orders, we cannot return to the item debated earlier. At this point we are due—

Mr Seselja: I am happy to. Is someone going to suspend standing orders so that Mick and Jacqui can debate it? I do not mind.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: Is somebody going to suspend standing orders to return to that item?

Suspension of standing orders

Motion (by Mr Smyth) proposed:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day, Assembly business relating to the report of the Select Committee on Working Families being called on forthwith.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to. Those of that opinion say "aye", to the contrary "no". I think the ayes have it. The ayes have it.

Question resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Mr Corbell: Mr Speaker—

Mrs Burke: Don't you want to talk about it?

Mr Stanhope: We want to talk about poverty.

MR DEPUTY SPEAKER: The ayes have it or do we call a division?

Mr Corbell: The noes have it.

Mr Smyth: Too late, you missed it.

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