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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (2 July) . . Page.. 2095 ..

MR BERRY: Okay, I will accept that.

Mr Rugendyke: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. I feel certain that what is happening here at the moment is a reflection upon a vote of the Assembly, and I draw members' attention to standing order 52.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Rugendyke. I uphold that point of order. If members on either side of the house wish to indulge in a slanging match, would they please go outside and do it so that we can get on with the rest of the business. We have a lot to do. I uphold Mr Rugendyke's point of order. Do not reflect on a vote of the Assembly, Mr Berry.

MR BERRY: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I did not raise it.

MR SPEAKER: I do not care who raised it.

MR BERRY: I am glad that you acknowledge that it was not me. Thank you, Mr Speaker.

Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, just rule him out of order.

MR BERRY: On what?

Ms Carnell: Well, look; you're out of order. Sit down.

MR SPEAKER: Would you mind addressing the matter before the house, please?

MR BERRY: I have leave to speak a second time, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, you have, but address what is before the house.

MR BERRY: Indeed, Mr Speaker. I said I would come back to you with the Oxford dictionary reference to "reprehensible".

Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, you have ruled Mr Berry out of order on this already.

MR BERRY: I know he has, but this is in - - -

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, I am losing patience.

Mr Humphries: He is challenging your ruling, Mr Speaker.

MR BERRY: Well, okay.

Ms Carnell: Mr Speaker, you did make a ruling.

MR SPEAKER: You are now reflecting on a vote of the Assembly.

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