Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 21 September 2011) . . Page.. 4262 ..
Motion (by Mr Barr) proposed:
That the Assembly do now adjourn.
MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (8.34): I rise in this adjournment debate to put on record my absolute, gobsmacked amazement at what has just transpired in this chamber. I have been here for a very long time and I have been proud to be a member, and this has been the lowest point since I have been here.
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mrs Dunne): Could I just warn you, Mr—
MR HARGREAVES: Madam Assistant Speaker, I have the floor and this is an adjournment debate.
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: And I am the Assistant Speaker and you will—
MR HARGREAVES: Could you stop the clock, please?
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am quite happy to stop the clock. Will you sit down for a moment please, Mr Hargreaves? Could I draw to your attention the rules in the standing orders about reflecting on a vote. I am—
MR HARGREAVES: I cannot do it in the adjournment debate?
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Listen to me, Mr Hargreaves.
MR HARGREAVES: What for?
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am drawing to your attention the rules in the standing orders about reflecting on a vote which has just taken place, to encourage you not to go there. You may have the floor.
MR HARGREAVES: Thank you very much, Madam Assistant Speaker. I can, however, share with the chamber my own feelings about a debate without reflecting on the words and the material that was put forward in that debate. And I have to confess to you and to the chamber that I am seriously and bitterly disappointed in what has just transpired. I cannot believe the way in which this has occurred.
Mr Seselja: The way in which what has occurred?
MR HARGREAVES: Mr Seselja, I am not talking to you.
MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order, Mr Seselja.