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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4197..


Mr Corbell: If Mr Smyth wants to accuse me of sneakiness, let him move a substantive motion and we will have a debate. Let him have the guts to do so, Mr Speaker. It is unparliamentary. He knows it is unparliamentary, Mr Speaker, and the grubby little soul that he is should be invited to withdraw.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Thank you, Mr Corbell. Resume your seat, Mr Corbell. The point has been made.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: On the point of order, Mrs Dunne.

Mrs Dunne: No, it is a separate point of order. Mr Corbell needs to withdraw—

MR SPEAKER: Stop the clocks.

MRS DUNNE: the comment "grubby little soul".

Mr Corbell: I withdraw that Mr Smyth is a grubby little soul, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

MR SMYTH: That is not the form. The form of this place is that you withdraw without reservation. You do not repeat it so that the slight is put in the Hansard again. The manager of government business knows that. Again, this is the snide way in which he constantly behaves.

Mr Hargreaves: On the point of order, Mr Speaker, you have not ruled on the first one. Could you, please?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, I have not lost that one. I am trying to work through them sequentially. Mr Corbell, if we could just have an ordinary withdrawal, thank you.

Mr Corbell: I withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Mr Smyth, I would invite you to withdraw the reference to the minister as "sneaky".

MR SMYTH: I withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

MR SMYTH: That is how it is done, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: You now have the floor, Mr Smyth, on the suspension of standing orders.


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