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 SPEAKER: I see.
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.