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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3726..


MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Madam Deputy Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented?

MRS DUNNE: I claim to have been misrepresented.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Please proceed.

MRS DUNNE: In the debate on the suspension of standing orders Mr Corbell made a number of assertions about how the Canberra Liberals were not ready for a range of bills, specifically the Security Industry Bill which was scheduled for debate last week and which the manager of government business took off the agenda. There was a range of other bills he referred to like the coroners legislation, the unit titles legislation and a couple of others. There was a range of correspondence between Mr Rattenbury, Mr Corbell and me where Mr Rattenbury asked for more time to deal with those matters. There was general agreement some weeks ago that they would not be dealt with in this period. Mr Corbell made a number of assertions about how we were not ready for things and gave the impression, erroneously—

Mr Corbell: On a point of order—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Would you resume your seat, Mrs Dunne. Mr Corbell.

Mr Corbell: Madam Deputy Speaker, this standing order is not in place to allow for debate. It is to deal specifically with where the member believes they have been misrepresented. Mrs Dunne needs to come to where she believes she is being misrepresented and not seek to debate the question, because there is none.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Corbell. That is correct, Mrs Dunne. Could you come to the point where you think you have been misrepresented?

MRS DUNNE: The point I am making is that I have been misrepresented by Mr Corbell, who claimed that I was not ready for a range of bills, including the Security Industry Bill. He took that off the agenda. He took off the agenda the coroners bill, the residential tenancies bill and others at the request of Mr Rattenbury. This was agreed to some time ago. There has never been a question about whether the Canberra Liberals were ready or not. What Mr Corbell said today was false, and he should withdraw it.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented?

MR CORBELL: Yes, Madam Deputy Speaker.


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