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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3604 ..

MR OSBORNE (continuing):

be defeated. It has been a major disappointment because the arrogance of the Labor Party has shown through. It has been a major disappointment because Jon Stanhope is not brave enough to come down into this place and tell us-

MR SPEAKER: Repetition.

MR OSBORNE: Have you got a problem, Mr Speaker?

MR SPEAKER: I said, "Repetition."

MR OSBORNE: I am trying to talk the time out so that Mr Stanhope can come down. I still have three minutes. We are still waiting. I will go back to the original 12-page speech I made when I tabled the bill. I will get an extension of time and I will keep talking.

MR SPEAKER: That too will be repetitious.

Mr Moore: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. Under standing order 62, Mr Osborne has to make a speech that is not tedious or repetitious. His speech is clearly both. I hope that he sees this as a warning and now makes an interesting speech. There are people here who like to hear an interesting speech.

MR OSBORNE: Mr Speaker, I will tell you what I will do. I am going to read my speech for the benefit of the girls here from St Clare's.

MR SPEAKER: No, you cannot do that either, because that would be repetition.

MR OSBORNE: I will seek leave to keep talking after lunch, because I want to give Jon Stanhope the opportunity to come down to the chamber. The series of public service reforms that have swept the country over the past two decades were based upon injecting a degree of greater efficiency and flexibility into the day-to-day business of government. I think it is important that I read the first couple of pages. Mr Kaine did say in his-

Mr Kaine: Change the words a bit, Paul.

MR OSBORNE: No, I am not going to change the words. The goal was to produce a public service that was fairly lean, more productive-are you listening, girls-and more responsive to an ever-changing work environment-

Mr Kaine: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. Perhaps Mr Osborne needs to be reminded that he should be addressing his remarks to you and not to the gallery.

MR SPEAKER: That is a mistake that is made frequently by one or two members. Thank you, Mr Kaine. I uphold the point of order.


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