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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 21 June 2011) . . Page.. 2162 ..


Mr Corbell: It is executive business day.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Corbell, please!

MRS DUNNE: The issue in relation to the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the two human rights inquiries that are going on in relation to the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre are extraordinarily important. The Chief Minister, in her set of priorities today, said that this was a high—

Mr Hanson: Point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker.

Members interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Chief Minister, please! Mr Hanson has a point of order. Mr Seselja, let your colleague have his point of order.

Mr Seselja: I am asking you to stop the clock, Mr Assistant Speaker.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please, Clerk.

Mr Hanson: Mr Corbell has been interjecting repeatedly throughout this process and is ignoring your rulings. I just ask that you apply the same consistency to Mr Corbell as you would to a member of the opposition. It seems extraordinary that in his performance throughout the course of the day, including in previous debates and being forced to withdraw unparliamentary comments, he seems to be continually ignoring the ruling. I ask that you bring Mr Corbell to order.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you very much, Mr Hanson. I think I have got the gist of your point of order. Mr Hanson, I uphold your point of order. Members of the government will come to order. Please do not push me. Mr Berry set a standard in this place, and I am quite happy to follow it.

MRS DUNNE: Thank you, Mr Assistant Speaker. Today, in presenting her priorities for the government, Ms Gallagher said that improved governance and corrections services at Alexander Maconochie Centre and Bimberi were one of her priorities. On the same day, we are having to extend the reporting date for two human rights inquiries into Bimberi Youth Justice Centre, but the government cannot get their business together to deal with this important matter. The blue was published in a certain way; members prepared to deal with things in a particular way. It is discourteous of Mr Corbell to behave in this way. In many ways the issues in relation to the welfare and safety of the young people of Bimberi and the people who work there are more important than a tax grab by the Chief Minister.

Question put:

That Mrs Dunne’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—


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