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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1279 ..

MR MOORE: I ask a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. During that answer I heard an interjection from the Minister saying, "You do not even know what we have said, what rules there are". I wonder whether Ms Horodny - - -

Mr Kaine: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: If this is a supplementary question, we can do without the preamble.

MR SPEAKER: We can indeed. We can also trust that the supplementary question will not be based upon an interjection.

MR MOORE: No, certainly not, Mr Speaker. I was just giving a little background. My brief supplementary question to Ms Horodny is: The Government claims that they have not tabled the rules. Are you aware of the rules the Government is going to table?

MS HORODNY: Yes. We had a briefing from the bureaucrats this morning and, again, nothing has changed. It has not solved the problem, and the proposal we are putting up would solve the problem.

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MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Berry.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I would be perfectly happy if they got all this nonsense out of the way. We will come back to the serious stuff in a minute, if some of the other members on the crossbenches have questions.

MR SPEAKER: You have the call.

MR BERRY: I am perfectly willing to give it up, so that we can get back to the serious business.

Mr Moore: Here we go - Wayne the Serious.

Mr Humphries: We want a serious question. Come on!

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Berry has the floor.

MR BERRY: There is a cat amongst the pigeons down that end of the corridor.

Mr Moore: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I cannot find the standing order on hypocrisy.

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order. Mr Berry, you have the undivided attention of the house.

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