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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 4 Hansard (7 April) . .

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MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Mr Rattenbury, sit down. Stop the clock please. It is within the rights of every member in this place to take a point of order and for them to be dealt with—

Mrs Jones interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, Mrs Jones! It is within the rights of members to take a point of order and for that point of order to be dealt with. Mrs Jones made a point of order in relation to relevance. The point of order was upheld, in that you had to be directly relevant. I did say that I thought you had been directly relevant. I do not think there is any necessity to come back and criticise people for exercising their rights under the standing orders. Mr Rattenbury, you have the floor to answer Mrs Jones's supplementary question, and I would ask you to be directly relevant to Mrs Jones's supplementary question.

MR RATTENBURY: The thing I was about to observe when Mrs Jones took her point of order was that, as we have just undertaken a major capital project at the AMC, it does seem probable that the MOU may have played a role in that, and I will seek that information and provide it to the Assembly.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, has Corrections ACT provided private information from tenderers to unions as a result of the memorandum of understanding?

MR RATTENBURY: I do not believe so because that is not how the MOU operates but I will seek advice from Corrective Services on that question.

MADAM SPEAKER: Supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, have you in fact read the memorandum of understanding? As a result of its operation, has it resulted in Corrections ACT paying more to suppliers in return for goods and services?

MR RATTENBURY: I have read the MOU.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order!

MR RATTENBURY: Members may recall that the AMC expansion project has come in not only several months ahead of schedule but at least $7 million under budget.

Trade unions—memorandum of understanding

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! I would like to hear Mr Doszpot. The opposition will come to order before I give Mr Doszpot the call. Mr Doszpot.


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