Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 04 Hansard (Wednesday, 9 April 2008) . . Page.. 1200 ..
MR SPEAKER: Order, members!
MS MacDONALD: Mr Speaker, if I can just address that—
Mr Pratt interjecting—
MR SPEAKER: Mr Pratt!
Mr Stanhope: “I need your help.” He looks around in much despair.
MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, quiet, please.
Mr Seselja interjecting—
MR SPEAKER: Mr Seselja, order!
Mr Stanhope: He needs help because of the people around him.
MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister!
MS MacDONALD: As I was saying, Mr Speaker, I recalled when I was reading my question that Ms Porter had asked a similar question last week, so I was checking against it to make sure that it was not the same question.
MR CORBELL: I thank Ms MacDonald for the question, and again it is of great disappointment to me that those opposite do not consider issues about alcohol regulation in our community to be a serious matter.
Opposition members interjecting—
MR SPEAKER: Order!
MR CORBELL: Every time a question is asked in this place, they deride it, laugh, cackle, carry on—
Mrs Dunne: No. Every time a question is asked in this place—
MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, order!
Mrs Dunne: your side stuff it up.
MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne! No more interjections from the opposition, please.
MR CORBELL: It should be a matter of great disquiet to many people in the community that the Liberal Party continually deride, cavil and complain about questions which relate to the regulation of sale and use of alcohol in our community.
Mr Stefaniak: No, we put up suggestions; you knock some of them back.