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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 5 Hansard (14 May) . . Page.. 1531..


I also refer members to continuing resolution No 7 of the Assembly in relation to freedom of speech. The general tenor of that is that people should keep in mind that if they are referring to someone other than a member of this place they do not have recourse to come back and they should keep that in mind when speaking about people in the Assembly and in committees.

So I would say, members, that the general tenor is, and as Speaker I will expect, that, as we refer to members in this place by their title and their surname—Mr Doszpot, Ms Berry, Minister Burch—while I am Speaker I would like that courtesy reflected to other members of parliaments in other places. People should be referred to by their title, and their surname if necessary.

I also noticed that in his comments today Mr Corbell referred to a litany of things that the Prime Minister is reported to have said. He concluded by saying that "they were all lies". That would be unparliamentary in this place, referring to a member—what somebody said in this place. In accordance with continuing resolution No 7 of this Assembly, I would consider that it is unparliamentary to say that another member of parliament in another place had lied.

There endeth the lesson. Minister.

Adjournment

Motion by Ms Burch proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

ClubsACT

MR COE (Ginninderra) (6.34): Today I rise to speak about the work of ClubsACT. ClubsACT was established in 1974 and is the principal representative and advocate for the ACT club movement. ClubsACT aims to promote policies which maintain a dynamic and prosperous club sector, in addition to enhancing the club experience for the broader community.

As an advocate for the club movement, ClubsACT makes submissions and representations to the government. It also provides a range of services to members, including advice, administrative assistance, training and network opportunities. ClubsACT has 60 member clubs with over 200,000 Canberrans who are members of at least one club. Clubs in the ACT support charities, schools, aged care, art and craft groups and regional and ethnic community service groups.

The clubs industry has gone through a tough time in recent years, much of it unnecessarily so. However, I commend Jeff House and his team for their advocacy for 100 per cent of ACT clubs.

Last Friday some of my colleagues and I were pleased to attend the ClubsACT 2014 awards for excellence gala dinner. I would like to congratulate all the winners: CIT


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