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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 29 June 2010) . . Page.. 2816 ..


Mr Coe: We have a situation where he is clearly quoting something which is relevant, prepared by public servants, with taxpayers’ money, but he will not table it. The—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am sorry, Mr Coe; I have to pull you up there. I am still not getting it. Mr Stanhope has tabled the document.

Mr Coe: The Assembly has resolved, through a motion, that he table the full document. That was what we resolved.

Mr Stanhope: No, you did not.

Mrs Dunne: Yes, we did.

Mr Seselja: The document you were reading from when you tabled the attachment.

Mr Stanhope: I tabled the document that I—

Mrs Dunne: It is the full document; it is not your edited version.

Mr Coe: With that in mind, he has only tabled—

Mr Rattenbury: A point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Excuse me, Mr Coe; on the point of order, Mr Rattenbury?

Mr Rattenbury: We may want to spend a little bit of time thinking about this. It is entirely unclear what the motion was—the exact wording of the motion that Mr Coe put forward.

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, Mr Speaker, Mr Coe’s motion—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Wait a second, Mrs Dunne; you may not speak until you get the call. Resume your seat. I want to take some advice from the Clerk as to the motion. My advice is that the motion referred to the document that Mr Stanhope was quoting from. My understanding is that Mr Stanhope, to satisfy the motion before the house, has stood up and tabled the documents from which he was quoting.

Mrs Dunne: The whole document?

Mr Seselja: He tabled the attachment.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: That is the ruling. If you want to dissent from the ruling, feel free.

Mrs Dunne: I actually want to seek your advice, Mr Assistant Speaker.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Can I ask you two to work out which one of you wants to stand first?


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