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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (21 June) . . Page.. 2071..


MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Hanson! Mr Corbell! It is not a conversation across the—

Mr Seselja: She needs to protect you from yourself, Simon. She needs to protect you from yourself.

MR HANSON: I suggest, Madam Deputy Speaker, that the—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Seselja! Order, members! Mr Hanson.

MR HANSON: Splendid. Madam Deputy Speaker, I am reflecting on what actually occurred during the estimates process. I think that what I gave is a very true and accurate reflection of what occurred during the estimates committee process. If Mr Corbell disagrees with that, I suggest that he looks at Committees on Demand or reads the transcript. He will see that there was indeed a long period of embarrassed silence. You can know that Mr Corbell afterwards has scurried back upstairs and said, "Look, there has got to be something that I have done right. Come on; I have been in this place as a minister for 10 years."

Mr Corbell: I fear you are misleading the Assembly, Mr Hanson.

Mrs Dunne: "There has got to be something. I have probably done something right."

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order, members!

MR HANSON: "I have got to have done something right, surely. Surely I have."

Mr Corbell: You are a grub.

MR HANSON: And his officials—

Mr Smyth: Warn him. He cannot ignore you, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Mrs Dunne: You have to call him to order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: I have called everyone to order.

MR HANSON: I am used to this. I can get called a grub and interjections go on and on, but it is me that gets called out. I understand that. There is a certain—

Mr Corbell: Because it is accurate, Mr Hanson.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Corbell!

Mr Smyth: He cannot ignore you. Warn him.

MR HANSON: It is only one side that gets warned, Mr Smyth. We have seen that.

Mr Corbell: The pitch is going up. It must be correct.


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