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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 February 2010) . . Page.. 436 ..


Mr Coe: Point of order, Mr Speaker. This is not a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: Yes. Mr Stanhope, this is a matter of substance I think you are debating. You can speak to this in—

Mr Stanhope: No, it is not. No, I am not. I am talking about—

Mr Seselja: So what is the point of order?

Mr Stanhope: I am talking about the number of times now that Mrs Dunne has actually essentially stood here and categorically stated that Mr Sullivan lied and has admitted that he lied. Mr Sullivan has written to you today and categorically stated that he did not—

Mr Coe: Point of order.

MRS DUNNE: That is not a point of order.

Mr Stanhope: mislead the committee and that he did not lie. I think it is quite inappropriate for Mrs Dunne to use the privileges of this place to accuse—

Mr Coe: It is not a point of order, Jon.

Mr Stanhope: It is inappropriate for Mrs Dunne to use the privileges of this place to accuse a senior citizen of this town—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, resume your seat, thank you. This is not a point of order. Mr Stanhope!

Mr Stanhope: of lying when he categorically claims in fact that it is Mrs Dunne that is not telling the truth.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, resume your seat, thank you. You will have a chance to debate this matter, including that letter, when Mrs Dunne has finished speaking.

Mr Stanhope: This is the letter in which he claims that it is Mrs Dunne—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, resume your seat.

Mr Hanson: Kick him out.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Thank you, Mr Speaker—

Mr Stanhope: When are you going to apologise, Mrs Dunne?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!


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