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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Tuesday, 30 November 2021) . . Page.. 3846 ..


MADAM SPEAKER: The question was around COVID safety in graduation.

Mr Hanson: The minister, in her answer—but this is not just about the question; it also goes to relevance in her answer—talked about teachers, the work that teachers have been doing and the hard work that all of the staff have been doing. I think my question, which goes to the exploitation of teachers, goes to that point.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, sit down. I call the minister, on the topic of teachers and their activity during the course of the year.

Mr Hanson: The last supp that I’m getting!

MS BERRY: We will do our best, Mr Hanson. What I can say is that the Australian Education Union have done an excellent job in representing their members and advocating for their members’ health and wellbeing and industrial relations rights, with respect to their advocacy to the government. The ACT government works very closely and listens very carefully to the—

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, on relevance, the question was not whether the AEU—

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, resume your seat. I am very aware of what your question was. It only scraped into being in order. The minister is talking about the union and the support provided to teachers—

Mr Hanson: But, Madam Speaker—

MADAM SPEAKER: There is no point of order. Take your seat. Do you have anything to add, Ms Berry?

MS BERRY: No, I think I will leave it there, Madam Speaker.

Mr Parton interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Parton, your commentary is only useful to yourself.

Visitor

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, can I draw your attention to the presence in the gallery of Mr Richard Mulcahy, a former member. Welcome back to question time. I do wonder why you are here in question time, but you would understand and appreciate that the standing orders do not allow a question from the floor of the gallery, so you will need to contain yourself, Mr Mulcahy.

Questions without notice

Graffiti—removal

MR DAVIS: My question is to the Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services. A number of constituents have reached out to me regarding graffiti on public and private property in Tuggeranong. Specifically I have heard concerns that it


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