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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 07 Hansard (Tuesday, 29 June 2010) . . Page.. 2818 ..


MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Smyth!

Mr Smyth: Mr Assistant Speaker—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Smyth: I seek leave—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: That is enough. Sit down, Mr Smyth; resume your seat. We have a point of order before us, and we will decide on it, then we can move on. If you want to move on to that, we will. Right now, we do not. You have asked me to give you an interpretation of 13.20. It talks about Mr Stefaniak reading from a document, which was a ministerial statement. However, it says not “speaking notes”. However, the ruling that I have given you is that the document to which Mr Stanhope was referring was neither a ministerial statement nor a document. He was quoting from a paper, which he duly tabled. The matter, unless you want to pursue it further, in my view is closed.

Mr Coe: Mr Assistant Speaker, on your ruling, have you sighted the document? Have you made that call yourself?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Resume your seat. There is no point of order.

Mrs Dunne: No, there is a point of order.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, I will not hear comments like that from the floor. If you want to pursue it, stand on your feet and take a point of order; otherwise we will warn you about it.

Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: No, you had not made one.

Mrs Dunne: I am on Mr Coe’s point of order.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: All right; go on.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Coe asked you a question: have you sighted the document?

Mr Corbell: That is not a relevant consideration.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, on a point of order?

Mr Corbell: Yes, Mr Assistant Speaker—

Mrs Dunne: No, Mr Corbell was not on his feet.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Excuse me, Mr Corbell is on his feet. Resume your seat, thank you, Mrs Dunne; otherwise I shall warn you.


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