Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 10 Hansard (29 August) . . Page.. 3031 ..
Mr Hargreaves: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: the points that Mrs Dunne seems to be asking the minister to respond to are possibly the subject of a referral to the Privileges Committee. If Mrs Dunne is really dinkum about this, I ask you to rule this question out of order. It should be the subject of a substantive motion in this place.
MR SPEAKER: No. I do not think you have a point of order. Mrs Dunne, I think that to impute that there is a contempt-
MRS DUNNE: Mr Speaker, with respect, I asked his view on whether he thought he was in contempt.
MR CORBELL: I cannot be asked for an expression of opinion, as that would be out of order.
Mrs Dunne: Not about policy.
MR SPEAKER: I think Mr Corbell has you on that one.
MR CORBELL: I am, however, very happy to provide Mrs Dunne with further information to her question.
Mrs Dunne: No-that is not what I asked.
MR SPEAKER: Order, everybody! Order! Mr Corbell is trying to answer the question-so give his voice a go.
MR CORBELL: I apologise to Mrs Dunne for not providing the information sooner. I received it only late yesterday, just prior to the Assembly rising.
Mr Speaker, in response to Mrs Dunne's question in relation to land speculation and the management of processes of land transfers under section 18 of the land act, the issue of land speculation has always, even under the previous government, been monitored with a view to maintaining a system which recognises administrative and commercial necessity.
Mr Smyth: Mr Speaker, the opposition would think it was fine if that answer were incorporated in Hansard.
MR SPEAKER: Order, everybody! Mr Corbell, would you like to incorporate that answer into Hansard? If so, would you just table the part you want incorporated?
MR CORBELL: There is a handwritten note at the bottom. Yes, I will table it.
The answer read as follows:
Mr Speaker, in response to Ms Dunne's question in relation to Land Speculation and the management processes of land transfers under section 180 of the Land (Planning & Environment) Act 1991 -