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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 09 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 August 2010) . . Page.. 3944 ..


Mr Hanson: Mr Speaker, he has just admitted that he has called me homophobic and misogynistic in the context of a debate about Calvary hospital. I ask that you rule on that.

Mr Barr: No; you have said it. You have interpreted it.

Mr Hanson: He just said it. He acknowledged that he did.

MR SPEAKER: Sit down, Mr Hanson. I have given a ruling. I will have to review the Hansard to form a view on whether I consider this to be unparliamentary or not. I am not prepared to make a ruling when I am unclear about the terms. We are now going to move to the adjournment.

At 6.00 pm, in accordance with standing order 34, the debate was interrupted. The motion for the adjournment of the Assembly having been put and negatived, the debate was resumed.

Sitting suspended from 6.01 to 7.30 pm.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Minister for Transport, Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Land and Property Services, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Minister for the Arts and Heritage) (7.30): Mr Speaker, I do not know whether I should refresh my earlier contribution, in the event that members may have forgotten the thread of my argument, but I was thinking—

Mr Seselja: You reminded us in the car park.

MR STANHOPE: No, you reminded me. Actually, Zed, you really should, when you are slagging off at somebody, check that they are not actually in hearing distance, mate, particularly when you are walking down stairwells.

Mr Seselja: You reminded us in the car park, Jon. People do not normally go on with that in the car park.

MR STANHOPE: You didn’t know I was in the stairwell, did you, Zed?

Mr Seselja: You demonstrated your embarrassment.

MR STANHOPE: You didn’t know I was in the stairwell, did you, Zed?

Mr Hanson: Were you hiding down there, were you?

Mr Seselja: I was happy to have a chat, but you do not normally go on with it.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, Mr Seselja.

MR STANHOPE: Well you were—I followed you down the stairwell, mate, I—


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