Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 01 Hansard (Tuesday, 13 February 2018) . . Page.. 57 ..
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MR BARR: There was a very clear commitment.
Opposition members interjecting—
MR BARR: I would be surprised, Madam Speaker, if I could get a word in without the constant interjections from the Muppet Show—
Mrs Dunne: Point of order, Madam Speaker.
MR BARR: That gets them on their feet, doesn’t it?
MADAM SPEAKER: Yes.
Mrs Dunne: Madam Speaker, the point of order is about—
MADAM SPEAKER: Use of language.
Mrs Dunne: Appropriate language. That will always get me on my feet, whether it is this side or the other side that does it. I would ask that the minister withdraw the comment. There has been a ruling in the past.
MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, I recognise that you were suffering a serious level of interjection, but I do ask you to withdraw “muppets”.
MR BARR: May I stand on the point of order? The Muppet Show is indeed a much loved children’s television show.
Mrs Dunne: This is frivolous, Madam Speaker. The minister needs to withdraw immediately and without reservation.
MADAM SPEAKER: I understand the rules, Mrs Dunne. Chief Minister, can you withdraw, and without explanation.
MR BARR: Thank you, Madam Speaker. I withdraw, Madam Speaker.
Mrs Dunne: Perhaps use the adjournment debate—
MR BARR: As I was saying, the Muppet Show is indeed a—
MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, the Chief Minister was about to get to his answer and you are interjecting again.
Mrs Dunne: I did not interject. Madam Speaker, seeing that you have raised the matter with me, I raised my hands in a questioning way because I still have not heard the Chief Minister withdraw the comment, which you have asked him to do at least twice.