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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4097 ..

MR SPEAKER: I said, "I uphold that point of order". Can't you understand 117 (d)? It has just been read to you. I will read it again.

MR BERRY: Why can't what you said be rationalised against the facts, Chief Minister?

Mr Humphries: Mr Berry has been in this place for more than 10 years. He knew that it was an outrageous breach of standing orders. It was also contempt for the process which has gone through the Coroners Court, and he should not have the privilege of asking a question on the basis of it.

Mr Corbell: On the point of order, Mr Speaker: The only issue that must be put by substantive motion is the suggestion that the Chief Minister lied or misled the chamber. Mr Speaker, the rest of the question still stands and Mr Berry has withdrawn the relevant piece which you have ruled as unparliamentary. But you have not ruled his question out of order. The rest of his question remains in order and he has rephrased the question, and you should ask the Chief Minister to answer it.

MR SPEAKER: No, I am afraid that, once having withdrawn his question about lying, there is no question. The rest was a preamble and therefore I am calling on the next person who wishes to ask a question.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, can I raise a point of order?

MR SPEAKER: You can try.

Mr Berry: Yes. Where in the standing orders, Mr Speaker, are questions blown out of the water because they are too hard?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, sorry, there is no point of order. I do not uphold that point of order. Mr Rugendyke, please.

Theme Park

MR RUGENDYKE: My question is to the Minister for Education, Mr Stefaniak. Minister, I understand that students from Year 9 at Melba High School in our terrific electorate of Ginninderra have won second prize at an international competition relating to urban planning. I understand that their brief was to determine the best place in the ACT to construct a theme park, something we could all look forward to. Minister, could you please advise the Assembly of the process used and the location finally chosen for the theme park?

MR STEFANIAK: Mr Speaker, while Mr Rugendyke and I might be a little bit upset as to where the students found the most appropriate place - in fact it was at Hume - it was a wonderful process they followed. Might I congratulate these four fine students in Year 9 at Melba High School and their teacher, Nick, for a fantastic project, a very professional expose of where a theme park should be. They went through in great detail

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