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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 13 Hansard (18 November) . . Page.. 5677..


second hand. On that basis, I do not feel it is appropriate for me to approach individual members. Nonetheless, the nature of these reports has been such as to raise my concern, and I think it is my duty to remind members of the expected standard of behaviour. That is why I have sent a general letter to all members reminding them of the standards of this place and asking them to uphold those standards. If further incidents occur, I will consider whether I need to approach specific members in order to reinforce the point that I have made in the letter.

Mr Hargreaves: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker, a final one?

Mr Seselja: You can't have another one. You can't have three.

Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, can you tell me the standing order which requires that I cannot ask one when I am on my feet, please?

MR SPEAKER: Order! On the point of order, Mr Hargreaves, the standing order for supplementary questions specifically indicates that the member asking the original question gets one supplementary question and not further.

Mr Hargreaves: Does it say "not further"in the rule, Mr Speaker? I would like to have it quoted to me.

Mr Seselja: It says "another member"may ask more questions.

Mr Hargreaves: I was talking to the Speaker. I was talking to the organ grinder, mate; not the monkey. I was talking to the man on the horse, not the maggot on the sausage.

Mr Smyth: 113B, Johnno. Just read the first sentence. It's very clear.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Thank you, Mr Smyth, for the number. I was just trying to think what it was.

Mr Smyth: 113B, first sentence, Mr Speaker. It makes it very clear.

MR SPEAKER: It says:

Immediately following the answer to a question, one supplementary question may be asked by the Member who asked the original question:

I believe that is quite clear. Mr Coe, a supplementary?

Mr Coe: A new question.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, you have the call.

Schools—distribution of political material

MR COE: My question is to the Minister for Children and Young People and refers to the incident where the minister handed out ALP show bags containing Labor Party


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