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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 25 March 2010) . . Page.. 1547 ..

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!

MS BURCH: There is a particular allocation of funding for the case manager—

Mr Stanhope: And it is an alliance—

Mr Doszpot: It is an alliance, is it?

Mr Stanhope: which will keep you in opposition, I would guess, for at least another decade.

MS BURCH: Indigenous liaison officer at Bimberi—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, I will have to warn you.

Mr Doszpot: You wish.

Mr Stanhope: It will, Steve, and you know it, mate.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope!

Mr Stanhope: You will never be in government, Steve.

MS BURCH: I can provide a copy of the duty statement here for those that are interested. The officers have three roles. The first is to work with community and government agencies, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services Unit, in my department. The second is to assist in the—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Stop the clocks, thank you. Ms Burch, one moment, please. Mr Stanhope, if you keep winding up the opposition I will warn you for interjecting.

Mr Stanhope: I beg your pardon, Mr Speaker.

Mr Seselja: Mr Speaker, on that, you gave him two pre-warnings and you did not warn him. Yet for three of us today you gave us one pre-warning and you warned us. I do not understand the double standard. I saw you three times calling for order and he ignored you and you were not prepared to warn him. Could you please explain the difference in approach in relation to warning members of the opposition and members of the government?

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order! I think it has been pointed out by a number of people that I have an approach where I try to give members an opportunity to correct themselves and I have given members—

Mr Hanson: You said it three times with him before—

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