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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 22 June 2011) . . Page.. 2265 ..


Mr Hanson: On your ruling, Mr Speaker, you have previously ruled that Mr Seselja’s question, I think it was—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Smyth’s.

Mr Hanson: or Mr Smyth’s—was out of order. That directly related to education in the ACT. I do not see how it could be that you could say that one is in order because it relates to electricity and the other one is out of order because it relates to education. They both have aspects to them that are not part of the–

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Hanson. I understand your point. I have indicated that the question is in order, and Mr Corbell is free to keep answering it.

MR CORBELL: Thank you, Mr Speaker.

Mr Hanson interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Sorry, Mr Hanson?

Mr Hanson: I said it is bias.

MR SPEAKER: I invite you to withdraw that, Mr Hanson; it is dissent.

Mr Hanson: No, I will not withdraw, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: You decline to withdraw?

Mr Hanson: I did decline to withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: I gave you more credit than that, Mr Hanson. On that basis, Mr Hanson, I name you for declining to follow the Speaker’s direction, under standing order 203.

Question put:

That Mr Hanson be suspended from the service of the Assembly.

The Assembly voted—

Noes 6

Ayes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the affirmative.


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