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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 November 2011) . . Page.. 5401 ..


1955, so it is a somewhat historical reference. Paraphrasing, it needs to be looked at in a context. There is a certain level of argy-bargy that goes on across the chamber. So in that context, I think that at this point I am not going to ask Mr Seselja to withdraw, but I remind members that simply insulting other members is disorderly, and I ask you to reflect on your own behaviour.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary question, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: We now proceed to a supplementary question by Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, in your comments you said that the DPP—

Mr Hargreaves: Now she is making it up.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Hargreaves.

MRS DUNNE: I rest my case, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Let us proceed. Mrs Dunne.

MRS DUNNE: In your comments about the DPP’s views on manslaughter, you said that his views were very nuanced. Would you care to read from his evidence to the murder inquiry, that you had in your hand, just how nuanced you thought his views on manslaughter and all other matters of sentencing should be, and can you read to the Assembly from that transcript where he said it was not his job to get involved in the policy on these matters?

MR CORBELL: I table the answer, including the relevant excerpts.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR SPEAKER: Order, members. Mr Corbell is tabling the document. Members can access it from the Clerk if they wish.

MR CORBELL: I table the following paper:

Crimes Murder Amendment Bill 2008—Answer to question taken on notice from Mr Doszpot yesterday.

MRS DUNNE: A supplementary.

MR SPEAKER: Mrs Dunne, a supplementary question.

MRS DUNNE: Minister, did you mislead the Assembly in October and again this morning when you said that the DPP had expressed an opinion about the appropriateness of the manslaughter penalty?

MR CORBELL: No, I did not.


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