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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4177..


MR SPEAKER: There is no ruling.

Mr Seselja: Well, if I could just put it to you, Mr Speaker, that, if the Chief Minister is going to spend her time in her answers simply attacking us, it is often the case that we will respond and so—

Mr Hargreaves: On that point of order, please, Mr Speaker—

Mr Seselja: You have ruled on this in the past also.

MR SPEAKER: Just—

Mr Hanson interjecting—

Mr Hargreaves: On that very comment, I wish to positively contribute to that.

Ms Gallagher interjecting—

Mr Hargreaves: There is a process within this chamber where—

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Hargreaves has the floor.

Mr Hargreaves: There is a process within this parliament for people to engage if they feel they have been misrepresented or if they feel that somebody has been over the top. It is called standing order 46 and it is called the adjournment debate. So people really do not have to engage in banter across the chamber. There are plenty of facilities within our chamber to do that.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! In response to Mr Seselja's comment, Mr Seselja, I think it is actually quite clear that, whilst the Chief Minister was engaging, I think I let a fair amount go. It was the exact tenor of Mr Hanson's words that I was particularly responding to. He knows what I said—I do not need to draw it out—and we will move on to the next supplementary question.

Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: There is no forum for a debate, Mr Hanson, unless you are taking a point of order.

Mr Hanson: I have been accused of being on the extreme right of the debate. I would like to know what comment—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, sit down.

Mr Hanson interjecting—


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