Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 August 2011) . . Page.. 3264 ..
Gene Technology Act 2003
Paper and statement by minister
MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Health and Minister for Industrial Relations) (3.47): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Gene Technology Act, pursuant to subsection 136A(3)—Operations of the Gene Technology Regulator—Quarterly reports—
1 October to 31 December 2010, dated 23 February 2011.
1 January to 31 March 2011, dated 31 May 2011.
Mr Smyth interjecting—
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): Order, Mr Smyth! I asked them to be quiet while you were speaking. I will not tolerate it.
MS GALLAGHER: I move:
That the Assembly takes note of the papers.
MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (3.47): Thank you, Mr Assistant Speaker, and it is good for the—
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Now before you start, Mr Smyth, I did ask the members of the government not to interrupt you while you were speaking. I have now asked you not to interrupt while the government is speaking, and now I am going to ask both of you not to retaliate. We have had a wonderful time today together, having fellowship. Let’s keep it up. Mr Smyth, you will address your remarks through the chair, please.
MR SMYTH: I am. I am saying, Mr Assistant Speaker, I promise you—-
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Well, Mr Smyth, how about we have eye contact? That would be a good start.
MR SMYTH: Well, I was trying to look at the front cover of the book, but if you want me to have a look at you—
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I would prefer it that way.
MR SMYTH: —I will speak like this. Mr Assistant Speaker, I promise you I will not interrupt myself while I am speaking to you. Is that okay?
MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I do not believe you, Mr Smyth. But you can continue anyway.
MR SMYTH: Well, there you go. That is casting an aspersion on a member.