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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 10 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 4452..


Opposition members interjecting

MR SPEAKER: Order! Stop the clock. Mr Hanson, you are already on a warning this week for disorderly conduct. Mr Seselja, you are now warned as well for constant interjection. Through the course of today's question time I have already had to use your name a number of times. Let us try and just listen to the minister. He is giving a factual answer to a question. Let us try and listen to him.

Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker, can I just confirm that I was warned for a week?

MR SPEAKER: That is what I said on Tuesday.

Mr Hanson: Is that in conflict with standing orders? Is there a standing order—

MR SPEAKER: For the sake of clarity, on Tuesday, I indicated—and there are no firm rules on this—that, given the constant issues in question time of rowdy behaviour, I intended to simply not start the clock afresh each day. Through a sitting week, as a matter of Speaker's judgment, I will be looking to try and simply not give people a fresh start each day. You cannot come in here each day and expect to just start with a clean slate if you are going to carry on with some of the behaviour we have seen in this chamber.

Mr Seselja: Sorry, I seek your clarification, Mr Speaker. I do not think anyone heard you say at any time that anyone was warned for the week. Are you now actually suggesting to us that Mr Hanson is now warned for the entire week? Is that the ruling?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, I would invite you to reflect on the Hansard from Tuesday. What I did indicate when I warned both Mr Hanson and Mr Coe on Tuesday was that I would be retaining that warning for the week. I did indicate that very explicitly. I invite you to reflect on the Hansard. Mr Corbell, you have the floor.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker, Of course, it is disappointing that the Liberal Party are not supporting a policy that has been endorsed by a leading industry association such as the Australian Solar Energy Society, when it says that this policy from the ACT Labor government is a game-changer. It is a game-changer that delivers long-term certainty for investment in renewable energy and which has attracted comment from across the country that the ACT is leading on the delivery of a sustainable, long-term renewable energy framework for the city. We look forward to the results of this exciting policy.

MS HUNTER: Mr Speaker, a supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Ms Hunter.

MS HUNTER: Minister, can you tell us when you will be tabling legislation for the feed-in tariff and what date the auction will occur?

MR CORBELL: I thank Ms Hunter for the question. I have already indicated publicly that the government intends to undertake the implementation of this policy


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