Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 9 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 2727 ..
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: That is as the Chair recognised.
MR QUINLAN: I was about to say that I did not mislead, because the facts are that these income tax equivalents flow to government as assets. They are shown in balance sheets as liabilities but - - -
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Mr Quinlan, you are now debating the matter.
MR QUINLAN: No, I am giving you facts.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: You are debating the matter.
Mr Humphries: I take a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. Perhaps it might help if I put what I understand to be the case with standing order 46. If a member says X is black - - -
Mr Corbell: I raise a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Order! Mr Corbell, resume your seat.
Mr Corbell: Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker, I am sure you can get advice from the Clerk rather than Mr Humphries on interpretation of the standing orders.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I do not recognise you, Mr Corbell. Resume your seat. I am listening to a point of order and I will deal with that first.
Mr Humphries: I am sure members opposite would be elucidated by these comments. If a member gets up and says that X is black and another member gets up and says that Mr So-and-so said X is white, then that first member has a right to rise, under standing order 46, and say, "No, I said that X is black. You have misrepresented me". However, if the first member says that X is black and the other member says, "You might have said X is black but actually it is white", then that is a matter of debate. What Mr Quinlan is raising here is a matter of debate. If he disagrees with the statement by the Chief Minister, that is a matter for debate, but he cannot rise under standing order 46 and pretend that he has been misrepresented. The Chief Minister has accurately said what it was Mr Quinlan said to the house, but he disagrees with what she says is the fact.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Maybe Mr Quinlan should have used standing order 47 but he referred to standing order 46.
Mr Berry: To that point - - -
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: You are not up again, are you? I call Mr Berry on the same point of order?