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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 10 Hansard (24 September) . .

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MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, you are warned.

Question put:

That the amendment be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9: Mr Barr Ms Berry Dr Bourke Ms Burch Mr Corbell Ms Gallagher Mr Gentleman Ms Porter Mr Rattenbury

Noes 8: Mr Coe Mr Doszpot Mrs Dunne Mr Hanson Mrs Jones Ms Lawder Mr Smyth Mr Wall

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Mr Coe: Mr Assistant Speaker, a point of order, on your earlier ruling. It was a tad bizarre. I think you warned Mr Smyth while he was speaking. If that is the case, would you please provide some guidance to the Assembly as to why you warned Mr Smyth?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Coe. Standing order 42 requires that every member desiring to speak shall rise and address the Speaker. I brought that matter to Mr Smyth's attention on two separate occasions prior. That is why I warned him.

Mr Coe interjecting—

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker. Mr Coe, in commenting on your ruling just then, described it as amateur hour. This is clearly a reflection on the chair and is grossly unparliamentary. I would draw that to your attention and ask you to consider whether or not Mr Coe should be asked to withdraw the comment and apologise to the chair.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Corbell. Mr Coe, would you withdraw?

Mr Coe: I do so.

Volunteering

MS PORTER (Ginninderra) (5.58): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the:


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