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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 18 August 2010) . . Page.. 3523 ..


MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja—

Mr Seselja: Sorry, are you ignoring my point of order? Is my point of order not worth addressing in relation to the interjections of Mr Barr and the unruly behaviour of Mr Rattenbury?

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja—

Mr Seselja: You have not said a word about it.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, it is quite disorderly to continue to make comments about the chair’s comments. I suggest that Mrs Dunne continue her speech.

Mr Seselja: I am sorry, I am just seeking your clarification as to why you are not addressing my points of order in relation to the behaviour of Mr Barr and Mr Rattenbury.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, it is disorderly to reflect on the conduct of the chair. I suggest that you cease and desist from this and let your companion, your fellow member of the Liberal Party, make her substantive speech.

Mr Doszpot: Madam Assistant Speaker, can I get a point of clarification? I also saw the fact that Mrs Dunne—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot—

Mr Doszpot: I need to get clarification. There was an interchange between you and Mr Barr while somebody else was speaking. The indications were that he was going to be next.

Mr Rattenbury: On the point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, it is quite common for members, first, to sometimes approach the chair in order to facilitate debate and, second, to rotate around the chamber from one party to the next. I think Mr Doszpot is reflecting on your decision and he is reflecting on your impartiality. I ask him to withdraw.

Mr Doszpot: I am asking whether there has—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Doszpot!

Mr Doszpot: Madam Assistant Speaker, I am asking whether that happened—whether you and Mr Barr had an interchange.

Mr Seselja: This is how they exercise the balance of power.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Sit down. You are reflecting on the chair. I ask all of you to sit down.


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