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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 4061 ..

MR SPEAKER: I would remind members that standing order 39 states:

When a Member is speaking, no other Member may converse or make any noise or disturbance to interrupt that Member.

Continue, Mr Moore.

MR MOORE: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for your protection. When I listened to Mr Berry's speech and he was making this kind of - - -

Mr Berry: It is not my budget; it is theirs.

MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Berry!

MR MOORE: I think you should name him, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: I will give serious consideration to that, late as it may be.

MR MOORE: I have said once before in the chamber, and I think it is worth repeating, that anybody who was here this week watching the performance of the Labor Party would realise that somebody like me simply has no choice at this stage. I mention in particular the performance of Mr Berry, who has been most appalling in the way he has managed the Opposition business this week. Mr Speaker, it is just a joke. If members of the Labor Party were to go and ask any of the observers other than their - - -

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. I would not mind it if it were our budget, but it is theirs. It is a matter of relevance.

Mrs Carnell: That is not a point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: It is not a point of order. There is no point of order.

Mr Berry: Criticism of me and the Labor Party is not really getting - - -

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Mr Berry.

Mr Berry: He is not really - - -

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Mr Berry.

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, the worm turns. Mr Berry can stand up here and say, "The Independents have done this, the Independents have done that, the crossbench has done this and the crossbench has done that", but as soon as anybody is a little bit critical of Labor and points out - I suppose it is a little redundant having to point this out, because everybody except Labor recognises what an appalling performance they have been putting in over the last six months - - -

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