Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2550 ..
MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, what we have seen over the last weeks is a blatant move by the Labor Party to attempt to gain power at the expense of social justice. That is what we have seen, Mr Speaker. I must say that a great deal of what we have seen and what the censure motion is about has already been spoken about. The points of order that have been taken make it a little difficult for me to elucidate, so rather than elucidate - - -
Mr Connolly: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. That seems to be a concession that this entire motion, as I said in my first point of order, is premised on amendments - - -
MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order.
Mr Connolly: Mr Speaker, he just said, "I cannot make the points in my motion because of the points of order". That is a concession that this is all about his petulance over amendments.
MR SPEAKER: He did not say that at all.
Mr Connolly: I will show you the transcript when we come back. That is what he said.
MR SPEAKER: At 20 past four in the morning I would suggest that everybody just settle down.
MR MOORE: It would appear that the Labor Party are particularly sensitive, as they have been all day today and yesterday. They ought to be sensitive. They are feeling uncomfortable, and they ought to be feeling uncomfortable. The Leader of the Opposition should be feeling particularly uncomfortable for all her duplicitous conduct.
Mr Connolly: Over what?
MR SPEAKER: You can take a point of order on that.
Mr Connolly: That is my point of order.
MS FOLLETT (Leader of the Opposition) (4.20 am): Mr Speaker, I will not waste my breath taking the point of order. It has been taken three or four times and you have not taken it up yet. It is my view that you should have.
MR SPEAKER: I thought you would probably have taken a point of order on the word "duplicitous".
MS FOLLETT: I am responding to Mr Moore's motion, and the quicker the better. I have a further motion here, Mr Speaker, drafted by Ms Kerrie Tucker. It says, "That this Assembly censures Mr Michael Moore for wearing a ghastly tie and causing distress to members of this place". I have to say that I regard that motion more seriously than I do Mr Moore's. Mr Moore's motion is just about trying to save his face. It is just about trying to get his own back. That is all it is about. It is a childish schoolboy stunt.
Mr Hird: I move: That the motion be put.