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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 4 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 1545..


MR STANHOPE: This is a full statement of the Liberal Party's position in relation to the nature of the ALP-Greens parliamentary agreement which, of course, is 100 per cent opposed to the statement that was made in the dissent motion involving you, Mr Speaker. I just think that in the context of the rulings that you have given on this and the debate, it would be relevant for you to refer to the position that the Liberal Party adopted last year in which Mr Smyth described the Greens-Labor parliamentary agreement—

Mr Smyth: Mr Speaker, in what way is this an issue in relation to question time?

MR STANHOPE: as not a creature of the Assembly, not a part of the Assembly, a private agreement between private entities that just happened to be two parties.

MR SPEAKER: A fair question. Thank you, Mr Stanhope.

MR STANHOPE: I table a paper that provides Mr Smyth's and the Liberal Party's real view—

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Stanhope.

MR STANHOPE: of the nature of the parliamentary agreement between the Greens and the Labor Party:

ALP-Greens Parliamentary Agreement—Select Committee on Estimates 2009-2010—Extract from Hansard, 25 May 2009.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, could I—

Ms Burch: Mr Speaker—

MR STANHOPE: It is impressive that you got away with such an—

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, could I on this—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Ms Burch, we will come to you in a moment.

MR STANHOPE: absolute position of hypocrisy for two days, you hypocrites.

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Stanhope! I call Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: First of all, he can talk about hypocrisy but he cannot call us hypocrites; so I would ask the Chief Minister to withdraw that.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw the allegation of hypocrites but it is an act of complete—

Mrs Dunne: No, you have to just withdraw. You have to just withdraw.

Mr Stanhope: hypocrisy to move a motion of dissent claiming one thing—


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