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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (21 September) . . Page.. 4262..


Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Members' behaviour

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (8.34): I rise in this adjournment debate to put on record my absolute, gobsmacked amazement at what has just transpired in this chamber. I have been here for a very long time and I have been proud to be a member, and this has been the lowest point since I have been here.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Could I just warn you, Mr—

MR HARGREAVES: Madam Assistant Speaker, I have the floor and this is an adjournment debate.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: And I am the Assistant Speaker and you will—

MR HARGREAVES: Could you stop the clock, please?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am quite happy to stop the clock. Will you sit down for a moment please, Mr Hargreaves? Could I draw to your attention the rules in the standing orders about reflecting on a vote. I am—

MR HARGREAVES: I cannot do it in the adjournment debate?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Listen to me, Mr Hargreaves.

MR HARGREAVES: What for?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am drawing to your attention the rules in the standing orders about reflecting on a vote which has just taken place, to encourage you not to go there. You may have the floor.

MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Madam Assistant Speaker. I can, however, share with the chamber my own feelings about a debate without reflecting on the words and the material that was put forward in that debate. And I have to confess to you and to the chamber that I am seriously and bitterly disappointed in what has just transpired. I cannot believe the way in which this has occurred.

Mr Seselja: The way in which what has occurred?

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Seselja, I am not talking to you.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order, Mr Seselja.


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