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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 8 Hansard (16 August) . . Page.. 3264..


Gene Technology Act 2003

Paper and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (3.47): For the information of members, I present the following paper:

Gene Technology Act, pursuant to subsection 136A(3)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Quarterly reports—

1 October to 31 December 2010, dated 23 February 2011.

1 January to 31 March 2011, dated 31 May 2011.

Mr Smyth interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): Order, Mr Smyth! I asked them to be quiet while you were speaking. I will not tolerate it.

MS GALLAGHER: I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the papers.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (3.47): Thank you, Mr Assistant Speaker, and it is good for the—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Now before you start, Mr Smyth, I did ask the members of the government not to interrupt you while you were speaking. I have now asked you not to interrupt while the government is speaking, and now I am going to ask both of you not to retaliate. We have had a wonderful time today together, having fellowship. Let's keep it up. Mr Smyth, you will address your remarks through the chair, please.

MR SMYTH: I am. I am saying, Mr Assistant Speaker, I promise you—-

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Well, Mr Smyth, how about we have eye contact? That would be a good start.

MR SMYTH: Well, I was trying to look at the front cover of the book, but if you want me to have a look at you—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I would prefer it that way.

MR SMYTH: —I will speak like this. Mr Assistant Speaker, I promise you I will not interrupt myself while I am speaking to you. Is that okay?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I do not believe you, Mr Smyth. But you can continue anyway.

MR SMYTH: Well, there you go. That is casting an aspersion on a member.


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