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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 August 2010) . . Page.. 3492 ..


Mr Rattenbury: Come on, Zed.

MS HUNTER: Like any system, Mr Seselja, it can do with improvement. It can do with improvement. We always need to be striving for greater improvement in our childcare, in our education—in any of our services.

Mr Seselja: You don’t want poor-quality policy. So it is poor quality now?

Mr Rattenbury interjecting—

MS HUNTER: Of course, Mr Seselja goes on to verbal yet again.

Mr Seselja: You are the one who used the term “poor quality”, not me.

MS HUNTER: What we want to see is proper funding out there—

Mr Seselja: You didn’t say, “We want better quality.” You said, “We don’t want poor quality.”

MS HUNTER: but of course the Liberal Party are arguing against improvements.

Mr Rattenbury: Point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker. Mr Seselja continues to intervene in spite of your efforts to let Ms Hunter—

MS HUNTER: Would you stop the clock?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Yes; please stop the clock.

Mr Rattenbury: In spite of your efforts to ensure that Ms Hunter actually be heard in her speech, Mr Seselja has intervened right throughout Ms Hunter’s speech. He constantly is verballing her. I would ask you to get Mr Seselja to pay a little respect, because he was heard in silence on the whole.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, I do have to agree with Mr Rattenbury’s comments about your behaviour. Please, we heard you in silence. Let us hear Ms Hunter—

Mr Seselja: On the point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, I would again draw your attention—this has happened before—to the fact that when you were calling the opposition to order, you were not calling Mr Rattenbury to order when he was interjecting. I just find it interesting that you are only calling to order people on the opposition side and not your colleague Mr Rattenbury. Could you just explain to me the difference between our interjections and Mr Rattenbury’s, perhaps?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, I do not intend to take part in this conversation. What we deserve is to hear Ms Hunter in silence. Ms Hunter, you have the floor. Members of all parties, Ms Hunter has the floor.


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