Page 5181 - Week 14 - Wednesday, 18 November 2009

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MS GALLAGHER: I have a number of meetings where I do not require public officials or public servants to be there taking notes for me. That is really because I can manage these meetings on my own. It was a private meeting in that respect, but we had no problem outlining—I think the issues that we outlined to the archbishop have all been public. Indeed, the meeting I had yesterday with the archbishop was not attended by an ACT public servant either because I did not need to have one there.

MR SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Ms Porter?

MS PORTER: A supplementary, thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, other than those views put to you by the archbishop, what other views have been expressed to you throughout the consultation with regard to this?

Mr Hanson: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

Mrs Dunne: I raise a point of order—after you, Mr Hanson.

Mr Hanson: You clarified the issues about supplementaries yesterday. This is a point of order on relevance. This is specifically about the meeting that was conducted between the archbishop and government ministers on 6 April rather than the broader consultation.

MR SPEAKER: One moment. Ms Porter, I think the question is rather more broad than the specific line of questioning about the meeting. Would you like to reframe your question?

Ms Porter: No; that is fine.

MR SPEAKER: I call Ms Hunter.

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MS HUNTER: My question is to the Minister for Community Services.

Mr Stanhope: Just on a point of order, if I may—

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, you have really missed your chance. Ms Hunter has the call.

Mr Stanhope: I am moving a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: On Ms Hunter’s question?

Mr Stanhope: No.

MR SPEAKER: One moment, Mr Stanhope.

Mr Stanhope: Can’t I move a point of order on any issue?

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