Page 1546 - Week 04 - Thursday, 25 March 2010

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MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope! Thank you, Mr Stanhope.

Mr Stanhope: which you did not claim a few months ago. Complete hypocrisy.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Stanhope, order! Mrs Dunne has the floor.

Mrs Dunne: Could I seek your guidance, Mr Speaker, about the process whereby a member tables an extract from Hansard? I mean, Hansard is already the record of the Assembly. I am not sure of the appropriateness of doing so. It seems reasonable that a member can draw people’s attention to it but I do not see the necessity of tabling it.

Mr Corbell: Ministers can table any documents they wish.

Mr Stanhope: Look, I would be happy to just read it into the Hansard if you hand it back to me. Rather than tabling it, I will just read it into the—

MR SPEAKER: My advice is that ministers can table any document they wish to.

Mrs Dunne: Yes, that is right, sorry. That is right.

Supplementary answers to questions without notice

Bimberi—Aboriginal liaison officer

MS BURCH: Yesterday in question time there were questions from Ms Hunter and Ms Bresnan in relation to the Aboriginal liaison officer in Bimberi and also a question from Mr Coe in regard to numbers of Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

Mr Doszpot: The alliance, Jon. We have it on the record.

Mr Stanhope: No, I was quoting.

MS BURCH: My response to those cluster questions are as follows: I would like to inform the Assembly that there is—

Mr Doszpot: You got up and in your preamble you said you wanted to talk about the Greens-Labor alliance.

MS BURCH: a specific allocation of funding for case manager, Indigenous liaison officer position, at Bimberi. I have a copy of the—

Mr Stanhope: I was quoting from Mr Smyth, who completely misled the Assembly about your position.

Mr Doszpot: You were setting the scene. You were not talking about this document—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Ms Burch has the floor.

Mr Stanhope: I was reading, Mr Doszpot.

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