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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 26 November 2014) . . Page.. 4122 ..


Mrs Dunne: Mr Assistant Speaker, Mr Corbell reflected upon the character of Mr Smyth. That is unparliamentary by anybody’s standards, and I would ask that you ask Mr Corbell to withdraw.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I am just going to take some advice. I will review the tape as to Mr Corbell’s utterances. Mr Smyth, I again ask you to withdraw your reflection upon the chair.

Mr Smyth: I withdraw.

On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker, could you please inform me, either in this place or in writing, exactly what I have just withdrawn? There is a technical thing: when you withdraw, the words are withdrawn from the Hansard. I am not sure what you want me to withdraw. I withdraw it; I withdraw it without reservation. But if you could please tell me those words, one, so people know not to say them in the future and, two, for the Hansard?

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, you are being asked to withdraw a reflection on the chair, which you have done. It is not the words; it is the reflection that is being withdrawn.

Mr Smyth: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker, the reflection is in the words and how the words are delivered.

Mr Coe: Did you mime it?

Mr Smyth: No, I did not mime it. I have said that I withdraw. But it is reasonable to know what it is that one has been asked to withdraw. You have reviewed the tape. I have not had that benefit. Indeed, if I review the whole afternoon, I would not know which words you have just asked me to withdraw.

Ms Gallagher: You know, Brendan; you do know.

Mr Smyth: You were not here, Katy, so you would not know.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order!

Ms Gallagher: You said them.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order!

Mr Smyth: No. What I have said is not what they have said.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Mr Smyth, order!

Transport—light rail

MR COE (Ginninderra) (5.56): I move:

That this Assembly:


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