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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 7 Hansard (4 June) . . Page.. 1893 ..

MR SPEAKER (continuing):

As remarks must be addressed to the Chair, it is not in order for a Member to turn his or her back to the Chair and address party colleagues. A Member should not address the listening public while the proceedings of the House are being broadcast.

This is not to say, as Mrs Cross seemed to be suggesting, that we have to have our gazes locked together for the entire debate, but I will keep that practice in mind when ruling on the matter in future.

Questions without notice

Griffin Centre

MR CORBELL: Mr Speaker, in question time today, Ms Tucker asked me whether or not I would be able to table a copy of what she called the contract between the ACT government and Queensland Investment Corporation for section 56 in Civic. For the information of Ms Tucker and members, I table a copy of the development deed, which is the contractual arrangement between the ACT government and the Queensland Investment Corporation for the section 56 development. This copy of the development deed is available on the Basis website at http://hale/sta/ca.nsf. For the information of Ms Tucker, once you get to that you click on "start date", then "2000", then "December" and then "C01020". I present the following paper:

Parts Section 56 and parts Section 35, Division of City, facsimile of Development Deed between the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland Investment Corporation.

Ms Tucker also asked me for some further information about the cost of the territory exiting this arrangement. I will provide further advice on that to Ms Tucker tomorrow. I should also alert members to the fact that the development deed refers to a number of attachments, including the plan of land, the proposal, draft planning principles, the sublease to the Griffin Centre and functional briefs for each of the youth centres in the Griffin Centre. These are not available on the Basis website; however, the development deed itself is.


Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Conduct of members

MR SMYTH (6.34): Mr Speaker, you pre-empted me by a mere couple of minutes with what you just informed the house. When I became a member of the House of Representatives in 1995, it was pointed out to me that it was the tradition and the practice for all remarks to be addressed through the chair. In fact, whenever you spoke it should be conducted through the chair. The comment you make is quite well put. It does say in House of Representatives Practice:

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