Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 13 Hansard (19 November) . .
MR BARR: Yes. I happen to be aware; I do. I did receive a copy of a letter from the Business Council of Australia, the Australian Industry Group and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia to the Leader of the Opposition which was cc-ed to his deputy, urging them to reconsider his plan not to honour contracts.
Whilst we understand that those opposite are intent on building on their reputation as economic lunatics—
Opposition members interjecting—
MR BARR: We know they are intent on building on their reputation as economic lunatics, and day after day—
Mr Hanson: You are a coward.
MADAM SPEAKER: Withdraw, Mr Hanson. Sit down, Mr Barr. "Coward" is unparliamentary; withdraw.
Mr Hanson: I withdraw.
MADAM SPEAKER: On the supplementary question, Mr Barr.
MR BARR: Day after day the Canberra Liberals are intent on building on their reputation as economic lunatics—
Mr Hanson interjecting—
Mr Corbell: Point of order. I would assume that the comments made by Mr Hanson just now are also unparliamentary and I ask you to invite him to withdraw, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Sorry—
Mr Hanson: I would ask you to rule on whether the word "chicken" is unparliamentary.
MADAM SPEAKER: I will consider that. As members know, I am loath to rule words out all over the place. I will consider that and I will come back and make a ruling. In the meantime, I will ask members, although they might feel that the Chief Minister is goading them—can you stop the clock. If you feel the Chief Minister is goading you, you can desist. And I will not tolerate animal noises.
MR BARR: Madam Speaker, one would only expect animal noises from those opposite.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Dr Bourke.
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