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WorkSafe is or is not undertaking. For the benefit of those opposite: WorkSafe is an independent statutory body.

Legislative Assembly—conduct

MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Manager of Government Business, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (2.52): Madam Speaker, I draw your attention to a tweet from Ms Lee, the time stamp indicating it was made during question time. I present the following paper:

Posting of tweets during question time—Copy of tweet posted by Ms Lee in relation to CIT contracts.

Madam Speaker, I seek your guidance as to whether tweeting this in question time breached standing order 55. Standing order 55 makes it disorderly to assign imputations or improper motives on members. I also draw your attention to the practice in the House of Representatives, which has found that tweets from the chamber can infringe standing orders.

MADAM SPEAKER: Given that you have just presented it, I will come back with some advice, Mr Gentleman.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Canberra Hospital—safety

MS CASTLEY: I wish to correct the record. In my question I referred to the Canberra Times. Obviously I meant to say the Canberra Liberals.

Answers to questions on notice

Question Nos 675, 738, 741, 771 and 772

MS CASTLEY: I seek an explanation or a statement in relation to questions on the notice paper that have been unanswered.

MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I am happy to provide a response to Ms Castley in relation to those questions that are my responsibility. In relation to question No 675, that is currently with me for review. There are a number that I received yesterday afternoon or evening or this morning that I have not had a chance to review. I can advise that I have now signed question No 780. Question 738 is with me for review, as is question 771. Question 741 is waiting for Calvary input, as is question 772. There is another question taken on notice that we are still working on as well.

MS BERRY: I have signed all questions on notice from Ms Castley, so they should be working their way through the system. I know there are two, before Mrs Kikkert asks, that are outstanding from the Community Services Directorate. There was an issue with a changeover of staff in my office where the questions did not follow the changeover in staff. We have caught that up and we will respond to those questions and provide answers as soon as possible.

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