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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 09 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 August 2015) . . Page.. 2657 ..


We have good rates of participation in the ACT, but we should not rest on our laurels. Certainly there are people in our community who are not accessing sport and recreation as part of their lifestyles. An important factor in our community is the provision of high quality sporting and recreational facilities which encourage everyone to participate in healthy physical activity. A range of outcomes for the community will be achieved through the government’s commitment of more than $11 million in this year’s budget to new initiatives in sport and recreation in 2015-16.

Mr Smyth: On a point of order, Madam Assistant Speaker, sport and rec was covered in the Chief Minister’s portfolio. This is the Community Services Directorate, and I am not sure that money is covered in this line we are appropriating. Perhaps the minister could be relevant.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Ms Lawder): Minister Burch, do you have a point of order?

Ms Burch: Well, providing some clarity to Mr Smyth: under the Chief Minister’s directorate line Mrs Jones spoke about the Office for Women and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, so I think it is fair and reasonable—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you. That is not a point of order. Do you have a point of order, Dr Bourke?

Dr Bourke: My point of order is that the minister had been speaking for two minutes and Mr Smyth has just noticed.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: That is not a point of order. Do you have a point of order, Mr Smyth?

Mr Smyth: The point of order is that if Mr Rattenbury wants to speak to sport and rec because he missed it in CMD, that is fine; we are happy to do that. But let us not go through the pretence that it is somehow within the Community Services Directorate. Unlike those opposite, we are happy to hear members speak. If you want leave to speak on sport and rec, just say so.

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Thank you. Mr Rattenbury prefaced earlier that he would be wishing to speak about sport and rec as the relevant minister.

Mr Smyth: But it is not in this—

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: I will take some advice about whether Mr Rattenbury should seek leave.

Members interjecting

MADAM ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Order! We are all getting a bit tired and wanting to go home; the sooner you stop interrupting and interjecting, the sooner we can all be finished. I think when you started, Mr Rattenbury, you alluded to the fact


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