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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 6 Hansard (23 June) . . Page.. 2364..


MR CORBELL: There is no point of order. What is the point of order?

Mr Seselja: You withdrew as I got to my feet, so obviously there is a point of order.

MR CORBELL: I have not withdrawn anything.

Mr Seselja: I would ask you, Mr Assistant Speaker, to ask Mr Corbell to withdraw the word "grubby".

MR CORBELL: I said "I draw to your attention".

Mrs Dunne: No, you didn't.

MR CORBELL: I know what I said.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne! Mr Corbell, resume your seat.

Mrs Dunne: I know what I heard.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, you are warned. The rest of you are warned as well. If you want to make it official, I will. Mrs Dunne, this is an official warning. I will not put up with it. Understand this: I will not put up with it. You want to challenge my ruling, do you, Mrs Dunne?

Mrs Dunne: No, I am actually seeking clarification, Mr Assistant Speaker. Have you warned Mr Hanson, Mr Smyth—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: No, I have warned you and I have told these people—

Mrs Dunne: Thank you. I just want to make that perfectly clear.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: they are on the brink. But I will not put up with it. Before you resume, Mr Corbell, Clerk, your advice please. Minister, I will invite you to withdraw the word "grubby".

MR CORBELL: I withdraw, Mr Assistant Speaker. This is a tawdry attempt by those opposite, Mr Assistant Speaker—tawdry. I would draw to members' attention the fact that there is a process available for any public employee who is aggrieved at the way their employment arrangements have been managed or handled. I would draw to members' attention that none of those avenues have been exercised by the former acting superintendent; none of them. If the complaint is serious, if the complaint needs to be investigated, why have those avenues, clearly available under relevant public sector management legislation, not been exercised? And that, I think, is an issue that members should bear in mind.

If the former acting superintendent is aggrieved by conduct arising under the secondment arrangement, he has available to him the following avenues: first of all, a complaint to his direct supervisor, the Executive Director of ACT Corrective


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