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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 11 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 3459 ..

MR SPEAKER: It is straightforward. Did you quote from a document, Chief Minister?

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, I would like to refresh your mind on this standing order. Standing order 213 says:

... the order may be made without notice immediately upon the conclusion of the speech of the Member who has quoted from the document.

Mr Speaker, I would have thought that the way we use the term "speech" is different from they way we use the term "answering questions". What the Chief Minister has is clearly a working document.

Mr Berry: Do not give up your day job, Michael.

MR SPEAKER: Order! This is wasting a great deal of time. I did not see any document except that particular document.

Mr Berry: Yes, that particular document.

MR SPEAKER: Well, that particular document. I thought copies had been made available to members.

Mr Berry: No, Mr Speaker, we want that one in its entirety, with the notations.


Mr Moore: That is a working document.

MS CARNELL: Mr Berry is just playing silly buggers. Let us be fair. Let us just get on with it.

MR SPEAKER: The question is that the motion be agreed to. Those of that opinion say Aye; to the contrary No. The Noes have it.

Mr Berry: The Ayes have it.

MR SPEAKER: All right, you want a division. Mr Berry, if you are happy to be back here until 10 o'clock tonight you are welcome, but I am not sure your colleagues would agree with you.

Mr Berry: Anything to serve my constituency.

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