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Question so resolved in the negative.
MR SPEAKER: Mrs Burke, did you want to raise a similar matter with me?
MRS BURKE (Molonglo) (3.42): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Under standing order 213, I respectfully request that the Chief Minister table the legal advice he received in regard to the rebuilding at Pierces Creek.
MR SPEAKER: Under that standing order there is no ability for you to request that.
MRS BURKE: Oh, well, if he would do that, I would appreciate it. Is the answer “yes” or “no”?
MR SPEAKER: It is entirely up to the Chief Minister. There is no provision under the standing orders for requests along those lines. The standing order is fairly specific. It would require a motion.
MRS BURKE: Can I move a motion along those lines under standing order 213?
MR SPEAKER: Mrs Burke, you will have to be specific in relation to the papers that you want tabled.
Mr Corbell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: the Chief Minister did not read from any documents in answering that question. It is not a proper request as the Chief Minister did not refer to or read from any documents.
MRS BURKE: I will do it another way. I will not move a motion.
Mr Speaker presented the following paper:
Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Report No 3 2005—Reporting on ecologically sustainable development, dated 1 July 2005.
Papers and statement by minister
MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Arts, Heritage and Indigenous Affairs, and Acting Minister for Education and Training): For the information of members, I present the following papers:
Public Sector Management Act, pursuant to sections 31A and 79—Copies of executive contracts or instruments—