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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2013 Week 8 Hansard (5 June) . . Page.. 2279..


Opposition that he will not be getting a party invite any further and that the event will remain in its current format. It was a very productive function this morning.

If the Leader of the Opposition wishes to engage with the Business Council, he should hold an event. He could approach them and hold an event with them. That option is open to the Leader of the Opposition. He could turn up. He could see how many people are interested in his view. He could see how many people are interested in his view on the territory economy. I know it upsets you. You were very disappointed not to be able to be there. Tough luck, organise your own events. Madam Speaker, as we are now over the luncheon break I will conclude my comments.

Mr Doszpot interjecting—

Dr Bourke: Point of order, Madam Speaker.

MADAM SPEAKER: Point of order, Dr Bourke.

Dr Bourke: Mr Doszpot has been using unparliamentary language towards Mr Barr. He has been called a blackmailer. I heard you say it.

Mr Doszpot: Me!

MADAM SPEAKER: I am sorry. I did not hear any unparliamentary language from Mr Doszpot. Would you care, Dr Bourke, to illuminate what you claim?

Dr Bourke: As I said, he used the word "blackmail"to Mr Barr.

MADAM SPEAKER: You are asserting that Mr Doszpot—

Dr Bourke: Yes, I am.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot, we have already had one discussion this morning about withdrawing the word "blackmail". I would ask you to withdraw the word.

Mr Doszpot: Madam Chair, I withdraw.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you.

Debate interrupted in accordance with standing order 74 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 12.31 to 2.30 pm.

Questions without notice

Budget—rates

MR HANSON: Madam Speaker, my question is to the Treasurer. Treasurer, your tax reforms plan to remove stamp duty and a range of other charges totalling $347 million


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