Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .

None . . Page.. 564 ..

We are all human, Mr Speaker, and we do not mind accepting criticism if we make mistakes. But it is not fair to criticise those who have made no mistakes and have no right to respond to that claim. So, Mr Speaker, I call on Mr Whitecross to do the honourable thing.

It seems that I am not going to be taken up on that offer, Mr Speaker; so, I will answer the second question, which I took on notice from Mr Moore. Mr Moore asked about representations from Restoring Our Residential Environment regarding trash pack - - -

Mr Berry: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: Mr Humphries had a bit of a shot at Mr Whitecross then, and I just wonder what particular standing order he thought Mr Whitecross was going to use to respond.

MR HUMPHRIES: No standing order; just a matter of honour.

MR SPEAKER: I would have thought, standing order 46.

Mr Kaine: On a point of order: Under what standing order did Mr Berry just take his point of order?

MR SPEAKER: Touche! I would have thought it would be standing order 46, perhaps - a personal explanation - Mr Berry.

MR HUMPHRIES: I would have thought, honourable behaviour, Mr Speaker; but apparently that does not apply to those opposite.

MR SPEAKER: Please continue, Mr Humphries.

Ms Follett: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: I do not think that is an appropriate comment for Mr Humphries to make about another member of this Assembly, unless there is a substantive motion before us. To accuse somebody of not behaving honourably, I think, is a clear impugning of his character, and it should be withdrawn.

MR SPEAKER: I did not hear the comment.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I stand by those comments fully. A failure to apologise, when there is clearly no evidence of any lack of professionalism by officers of the AFP, is dishonourable conduct. I stand by that statement.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, clearly there is an imputation against the member concerned. It is not permitted under the standing orders. Mr Humphries should be asked to withdraw it.

MR SPEAKER: I am wondering whether or not Mr Whitecross is going to make a contribution to this debate later.

Next page . . . . Previous page . . . . Speeches . . . . Contents . . . . Debates(HTML) . . . .