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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 9 Hansard (13 August) . .

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orders to have a vote on their own law, their own regulation, their own disallowable instrument. This is a disallowable instrument that has effect from the date of signature, and that is exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago, but here we have a situation where Minister Corbell moves that this Assembly reject variation No 327—

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Coe, take your seat, please. Stop the clock. Mr Coe, thank you. What was that about?

Ms Burch: Point of order, Madam Speaker. I think Mr Coe's gesture to you was very unflattering and did not show you any respect whatsoever.

MR COE: On the point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker, I think there would be many people in this chamber who saw you, Madam Deputy Speaker, do exactly that to me. That was what it was in response to.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Yes; I was asking you to sit down and I was asking for the clock to be stopped. You are disorderly. You are on a warning now. You were on a warning before, but I am not sure what time that started so I cannot utilise that and name you now. But you are on a warning. If there is any more disorder, you will be named.

The point I was making is that you are supposed to be speaking on the suspension of standing orders—the very point you made before when you rose to take a point of order regarding Mr Corbell—not on the particular item of debate. Will you address the reasons why you do not believe the standing orders should be suspended.

Mr Hanson: He was.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: I do not believe so, Mr Hanson. Thank you, Mr Coe.

Mr Hanson interjecting

MR COE: I will continue to talk about why I think it is interesting—

Ms Burch: Point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Sit down, please, Mr Coe.

Ms Burch: Mr Hanson muttered under his breath in terms of your decision that it was "amateur hour". I think that shows a lack of respect for you, and I ask that he withdraw that.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Sorry, who said that?

Mr Hanson: Madam Deputy Speaker, my interjection was directed at those opposite. I said "amateur hour" given the acts in this chamber at the moment. It was an interjection of "amateur hour" at those opposite; I do not believe that that is unparliamentary.


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