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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 March 2010) . . Page.. 960 ..

Ms Bresnan: No, I did not. I moved my amendment after my speech. I can speak to my amendment.

Mr Seselja: You moved it when you spoke.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Can I just clarify, because I was not in the chair at the time.

Mr Hargreaves: On the point of order, I believe that it is Ms Bresnan’s prerogative to seek leave of the Assembly to speak again, and if that leave is granted she may do so. I would just like to point that out to Ms Bresnan, through you, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Mr Hanson: Mrs Dunne was already on her feet, though.

MADAM DEPUTY SPEAKER: Actually, Mr Hanson, they both got on their feet at the same time. Ms Bresnan, do you wish to seek leave?

Ms Bresnan: I seek leave to speak to my amendment.

Leave not granted.

Standing orders—suspension

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella) (11.11): I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Ms Bresnan from again addressing the Assembly.

I am absolutely amazed at the childish antics of those opposite. While they are bringing forward a motion of this type, which is supposed to be of such great import, they sit opposite us giggling amongst themselves like children at a preschool, and they do not have the respect of the Assembly.

Mr Hanson: You can join us, Andrew.

Mr Barr: Sorry?

Mr Hanson: I mean, with the amalgamation with the Greens, there’s not going to be room for you, mate.


Mr Barr: Your economic credibility is so poor I would not sully myself.

MR HARGREAVES: Minister, if you do not mind, thank you. Now, Madam Deputy Speaker, this chamber is about debating the substance of an issue. There was nothing to lose by allowing Ms Bresnan the opportunity to present her case for the amendment.

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