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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 4 Hansard (28 March) . . Page.. 1010 ..

Mr Stanhope: It is a point of order on the fact that the Chief Minister was quite disorderly in his interjections to me during my speech, Mr Speaker, a point which you did not pick up. I chose not to return his disorderly behaviour by confining myself to the nature of this debate. I am more than happy at an appropriate time and in an orderly fashion to indicate what the Labor Party would do in relation to workers compensation. Today we are debating a specific motion moved by Mr Osborne. This is just nonsense.

MR SPEAKER: In other words, there is no point of order. Resume your seat. Proceed, Chief Minister.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, we need to remember that this motion only covers a tiny area of workers compensation in the ACT, so it begs the question: if this is the solution, are we going to extend this to other areas of workers compensation?

Mr Berry: No.

MR HUMPHRIES: "No," says Mr Berry. But Mr Stanhope said before that this was the solution the Labor Party was proposing.

Mr Stanhope: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. That is simply not true. If the Chief Minister actually wants to mislead the Assembly-

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order! Resume your seat.

Mr Stanhope: There is a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: If you wish to have-

Mr Stanhope: Well, I will take it up later as a personal explanation. The Chief Minister is not telling the truth.

MR SPEAKER: If you wish to make a personal explanation then you can do so.

Mr Stanhope: I will.

MR SPEAKER: In the meantime sit down. Thank you.

Mr Stanhope: It would be good if he actually told the truth.

MR SPEAKER: Withdraw that. That is an implication. I ask you to withdraw it.

Mr Stanhope: I will withdraw that and I will explain the situation-

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. You will have the opportunity to explain yourself later.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I move:

That the question be now put.

We have had enough of this.

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