Page 4759 - Week 11 - Thursday, 20 October 2011

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prepared to actually sit in this place and do any business. Everyone else wants to bundy off at 5 o’clock and go home. This is really what it boils down to.

Members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members! Mrs Dunne has the floor.

MRS DUNNE: You are not prepared to put in the hours. You are not prepared to put in the hours and only the Liberal—

Ms Bresnan interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, Ms Bresnan!

Ms Bresnan interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Ms Bresnan!

MRS DUNNE: And the number of times that I have said on a regular basis that the Canberra Liberals are prepared—

Mr Coe: Point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Coe.

Mr Coe: Mr Seselja and I were warned earlier today for making interjections. You said that a new standard would apply going from there. I ask that you apply that standard in debates such as this.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Coe, there is no point of order. I did not say, and Mr Seselja has pressed me on this, that I expected silence. What I would note is that you, Mr Hanson and Mr Smyth have all interjected numerous times and I had used each of your names numerous times before I issued a warning. Mrs Dunne, you have the floor, and there are about two minutes left.

MRS DUNNE: The Chief Minister is not allowed to raise her voice. I have to raise my voice because of the interjections.

I just want to make the point that there was no agreement. When my party room made a decision I immediately took the step of informing members what the party room’s decision was. We had a discussion about this at the government business meeting yesterday. There was no agreement that there would be no MPI. There was an agreement that we would take this matter back to our colleagues.

It has boiled down to the fact that the Greens have decided that they did not want to debate an MPI because they want to bundy off. They want to go home. They have had a big day out in the sun and it is too hard for them. It is really time that some of the members toughened up around here and actually did some work in the Assembly. It is constantly the case that Mr Hanson and I have time and time again said that we

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