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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (20 February) . . Page.. 59 ..

MR SPEAKER: Was this made publicly in the Assembly?

Mr Moore: It has never been made anywhere.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Moore, this is important. Was this statement made publicly in the Assembly?

MS FOLLETT: It was my understanding, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: I am in some difficulty, obviously, in examining everything - - -

MS FOLLETT: That is my understanding.

Mr Moore: There was never any quid pro quo like that; it was never offered. That is your own twisted mind, Rosemary.

MS FOLLETT: I have been sitting here through the debate.

Mr Moore: It is your own twisted mind that is interpreting in that way.

MR SPEAKER: I am advised by the Clerk that a matter of privilege needs to be in writing. I repeat what I said earlier. I find it difficult to imagine how I am going to investigate something which is not on record in this Assembly.

MS FOLLETT: I suggest that it is, Mr Speaker, and that you examine the Hansard on the matter.

Mr Moore: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: If Ms Follett wants to raise something like this she ought to take note of standing order 55, which says:

All imputations of improper motives and all personal reflections ... shall be considered highly disorderly.

Here she is being highly disorderly. It simply did not happen. There was no such offer.

MR SPEAKER: Order! I do not uphold the point of order, Mr Moore, though of course standing order 47 is open to you if you feel that you have been misinterpreted.

MS FOLLETT: Mr Speaker, I would like to tell Mr Moore and Mr Osborne once more how to amend the budget. Here is how you do it. Listen very carefully.

Mr De Domenico: "Put me in as Chief Minister"; that is how you do it. That is what you told them last time. "Save my leadership, please".

MR SPEAKER: Never mind about putting somebody in as Chief Minister. I will put somebody out in a moment if the interjections continue. Can we get on with the debate.

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