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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2005) . . Page.. 4594 ..


Mr Seselja: That would make a lot of difference.

MR SPEAKER: The question is: that the question be now put.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 9

Mrs Burke

Mr Seselja

Mr Berry

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms Porter

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Mr Quinlan

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Pratt

Mr Hargreaves

Question so resolved in the negative.

MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Gentleman.

MR GENTLEMAN: As I was saying, this is not the first time Mr Seselja has stood in this chamber and made assertions as to the amount of time allocated to consider draft variations. Mr Seselja has, on numerous occasions, both in this chamber and in the media, complained about the committee process. Through you, Mr Speaker, I ask Mr Seselja: how many times have we rescheduled or called a special committee for you to attend so we could work together as a committee?

Mr Seselja: I believe twice. How many for Ms Porter and for you?

MR SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Seselja: On a point of order, Mr Speaker, I do not think Mr Gentleman is able to pose questions to me. I think you pointed that out to him earlier in the debate today.

MR SPEAKER: It was a rhetorical question.

Mr Seselja: It did not sound very rhetorical. I think he is putting it to me.

MR GENTLEMAN: I will repeat that for Mr Seselja. Mr Seselja, how many times have we rescheduled, or called a special committee meeting for you to attend, so we could work together as a committee?

Mr Seselja: I’ve got records—for you and for Mary.

MR GENTLEMAN: How many times, when attending a meeting specifically to discuss a report, have you said you have not read a report? How many times are you going to complain about the workload, instead of just getting on with the job?

Mr Seselja: How many times have you delivered a speech without reading it?

MR SPEAKER: Order! I warn you, Mr Seselja.


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