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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 26 November 2014) . . Page.. 4121 ..


Mr Corbell: On the point of order, first of all, I would say that Mr Smyth is playing games with you, Mr Assistant Speaker, and is deliberately and wilfully ignoring the authority of the chair.

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order—

Mr Corbell: The fact is, Mr Assistant Speaker—

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order, please, Mr Assistant Speaker.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, please.

Mrs Dunne: No, I have a point of order on the point being made—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Corbell has not finished yet.

Members interjecting—

Mrs Dunne: I have a point of order. I am trying to make a point of order. When a member wants to make a point of order they stand and everybody else—

Members interjecting—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Members will be silent. Mrs Dunne, please be seated.

Mrs Dunne: I would like—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Corbell will finish his point of order and then I will listen to you.

Mr Corbell: Mr Assistant Speaker, I understand that the words that most members in this place heard and which you have quite prudently sought to review on the tape are “you should go back to Speaker school”. That is clearly a reflection on the chair. Mr Smyth knows it, and he should adhere to your ruling and withdraw the adverse and unparliamentary comment.

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker, during the comments that Mr Corbell was making in his point of order he reflected upon the character of Mr Smyth by saying that he was being tricky—I now cannot remember the words because, I am sorry, I have lost my cool—and he did reflect on Mr Smyth. They should be withdrawn. That was the point that I was trying to make when I took the point of order. The reflection was made, and that is when you make the point.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER Mr Corbell.

Mr Corbell: I do not have anything to say.


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