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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 September 1995) . . Page.. 1475 ..


Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I seek to clarify some issues under standing order 47.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, proceed.

Mr Berry: It is not a point of order. I raise a point of order. Can we wait until the debate is over?

Mr Moore: Learn the standing orders. You read standing order 47.

MR SPEAKER: It is under standing order 47, Mr Berry.

Mr Moore: You read the standing order and you will understand.

Mr Berry: If he wants to have two kicks at the tin, why does he not seek leave, like anybody else would have to do?

MR SPEAKER: Order! Standing order 47 says in part:

A Member who has spoken to a question may again be heard to explain where some material part of that Member's speech has been misquoted or misunderstood ...

I call Mr Moore.

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, it is a pity that Mr Berry, who is the manager of Opposition business, does not understand the standing orders yet. No doubt he will read them and learn them, at some stage.

I have been misquoted and misrepresented in this, or misunderstood, perhaps I should say, by Mr Connolly, firstly, on the matter of leasehold, and, secondly, on the matter of heritage. Mr Connolly has suggested that in some way I advocate a particular stand on leasehold, and that that interferes with this stance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Mr Connolly has clearly misunderstood that. What is in my leasehold contract I would respect. In his enthusiasm for debating, at which he is so successful, he has also raised the issue of heritage and protection of trees. I was quite specific in my speech in saying that, where there are specific trees that need protection, I would be most enthusiastic about protecting them. I even invited Ms Horodny, or Mr Berry, if he wishes, to prepare an amendment to that effect. That is not what has been prepared, and that was a total misrepresentation of what I said, Mr Speaker.


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