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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 28 October 2010) . . Page.. 5300 ..


MS GALLAGHER: In relation to the questions from Mr Smyth—and I fear he might know the answers to these, as someone who studies reports very closely—the changes to liabilities are due to the changes in the bond rate, which fell from six per cent to 5.16 per cent. The superannuation liability is 64.9 per cent of total liabilities.


MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): During question time, I successfully moved a motion in relation to standing order 213, requiring Ms Burch to table the document from which she read. When Ms Burch was reading from that document, it was clear to me and my colleagues that she was reading from a document that was stapled together, so it was more than one page. But Ms Burch only tabled one page.

I would seek your guidance, Mr Speaker, in relation to standing order 213 because it is clear that the plain words say that you do not table a part of the document; you table the entire document. I would seek your ruling on that.

MR SPEAKER: Before I make a ruling, Mr Corbell.

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Minister for Energy and Minister for Police and Emergency Services): Ms Burch has tabled the relevant document that she was referring to—

Mr Seselja: No.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Let us hear from Mr Corbell.

MR CORBELL: Attachments to that document should not be captured by that standing order; nor is it in the intention of the standing order to do so. Ms Burch has tabled the document that she was relying on. The purpose of the standing order is to demonstrate to members that the minister was referring to advice she has in a document. And that is what she has done. Attachments to that document are not captured by the standing order and there is no point of order.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Mr Speaker, it is clear that the document that was tabled was part of a document and I would contend that the standing order does require the tabling of the whole document. It is quite clear that that has not happened.

MR SPEAKER: Minister Burch, you might help with some clarification. It is evident that the document does have a staple hole in it. Can you provide me with some guidance on why you have only provided part of the document, please?

MS BURCH (Brindabella—Minister for Disability, Housing and Community Services, Minister for Children and Young People, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Women): The question was for me to provide

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