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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 23 June 2010) . . Page.. 2281 ..


MS BURCH: I seek leave under standing order 46.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Is leave granted?

Mr Hargreaves: Yes.

Mr Smyth: Is this under standing order 46?

Mr Corbell: Yes.

MS BURCH: I seek leave under standing order 46.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Is leave granted? Leave is granted. Ms Burch, continue.

Mrs Dunne: Could I take a point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Yes.

Mrs Dunne: If Ms Burch is using standing order 46, she cannot debate the issue. She cannot make allegations against Mr Smyth which were unparliamentary and they need to be withdrawn.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you. Ms Burch, can you continue, bearing that in mind.

Mrs Dunne: No, I have actually asked for it to be withdrawn because she said Mr Smyth misled the Assembly.

MS BURCH: I withdraw.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you.

MS BURCH: But the point here is that I want Mr Smyth and Mr Doszpot to correct the record. They came in here this morning and said that I had misled the Assembly and that I had signed a QON and therefore what I said in my comment contradicted a QON. They said the words, “Don’t you read what you sign?” I am calling on them now to produce the QON that I signed and if you cannot produce it then—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Excuse me, Ms Burch, I think you are going beyond the scope of 46. Can you just keep it to matters of a personal nature. I do not think you can talk about other members.

MS BURCH: Okay, thank you for that clarity, Madam Assistant Speaker. I think what I will do then is just clarify that I have not misled the Assembly, that I have been misrepresented. I am just using this opportunity to clarify that and to seek to correct the record.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you.


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