Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2538 ..
Mr Moore: If I may speak to the point of order, Mr Speaker: In one sense Mr Kaine is quite right, except that it does have the same effect as reducing a part of the budget. That is a valid part of the role of a non-Executive member. If the Government wishes to spend some of that money, however, this allows it to do so on the occasion that it wishes to spend it on a particular item in the budget. Mr Speaker, I would ask you to reconsider once again.
MR SPEAKER: No, I am not prepared to do that.
MR MOORE (3.36 am): In that case, Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move dissent from your ruling in the same terms as I did previously. It is not a motion of no confidence in you, but a dissent from your ruling.
Leave not granted.
MR MOORE: In that case, I move:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Moore from moving a motion of dissent from the Speaker's ruling whilst not indicating want of confidence.
That the motion (Mr Moore's) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 10 NOES, 7 Mr Berry Mrs Carnell Mr Connolly Mr Cornwell Ms Follett Mr De Domenico Ms Horodny Mr Hird Ms McRae Mr Humphries Mr Moore Mr Kaine Mr Osborne Mr Stefaniak Ms Tucker Mr Whitecross Mr WoodQuestion so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.
MR MOORE (3.40 am): In that case, I move:
That the Speaker's ruling be dissented from.
I am not moving a motion of no confidence in you, Mr Speaker. The arguments have been put. I do not think that they need any further elucidation.