Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2009 Week 10 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3598..
MR BARR (continuing):
rules. The Australian wiring rules are so-called because every Australian jurisdiction and New Zealand require licensed electricians to work in accordance with those rules.
It appears that the Greens party has misunderstood ACTPLA's actions. ACTPLA simply published a note on its website, as it routinely does, to provide clarity around specific provisions of the Australian wiring rules that apply to the installation of photovoltaic arrays.
After all of that, on climate change it would appear that the test is action, not words. The Labor Party supports an ETS and opposes this unworkable bill. Other parties can make their own choices.
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I seek leave to table an out-of-order petition.
Leave not granted.
Standing and temporary orders—suspension
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (3.40): I move:
That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Mrs Dunne from presenting a paper.
I seek to suspend standing orders to allow me to table an out-of-order petition. As a matter of courtesy, this morning I contacted all parties and said that I would like to table an out-of-order petition. I provided all parties with a copy of one of the letters that I had received. This is an out-of-order petition. It is signed by 33 citizens who are employees of Pace Farm in west Belconnen and it outlines their views on the Greens' proposed Eggs (Cage Systems) Legislation Amendment Bill. These are my constituents.
Having considered the options as to a way that this could be tabled in the Assembly and taken advice, I decided that this was the best course of action. As a matter of courtesy, I thought that I would seek leave from members. Most members seem not to have a problem, but it is obvious that Mr Corbell does. By moving for the suspension of standing orders, it has taken more time than it would have taken to table this out-of-order petition.
It is the usual churlish response from Mr Corbell. He would like to have everything to do with the management of the house under his control. Unfortunately, the management of the house is out of control under Simon Corbell as the manager of government business. The house has no business, and when it has no business the house spends its time taking ridiculous amounts of time to debate bills that would normally have passed in five minutes—but not affording members of this place an opportunity to represent their constituents when they believe that their livelihood is at stake.