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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (19 May) . . Page.. 339 ..

Mr Berry: You have not heard the point of order.

MR SPEAKER: It will have to be a lulu, because it seems to me that she is answering the question.

Mr Berry: Your commentary is very interesting and amusing, Mr Speaker, but the fact of the matter is that the question I asked was: Is it not a fact that the Chief Minister approached Mr Whitcombe and encouraged him to pursue the development? I wish she would stick to the subject matter.

MR SPEAKER: The Chief Minister is answering the question.

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, Mr Berry continues to abuse standing orders by asking his question a second time - in fact, they all do it - under the guise of arguing relevance. The Chief Minister has barely risen to her feet. She can hardly be expected to have even reached the nub of the question when she has not finished the first sentence.

MR SPEAKER: I will watch that very point in future.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, the answer to the question is quite clear. I have regularly, in many forums, expressed my view on rural residential development over a number of years. If the question is, did I go to Mr Whitcombe and suggest that he might like to put rural residential on the Kinlyside property, the answer is no.

I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.


MR SPEAKER: Pursuant to subsection 4(3) and subsection 8(3) of the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Act 1997, I present an authorisation for the broadcasting of proceedings to specified government offices and an authorisation to broadcast given to a number of television and radio networks in relation to proceedings of the Assembly today, 19 May 1998, during question time.


MR SPEAKER: I present, for the information of members, the Legislative Assembly's performance report for the March quarter 1997-98.

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