Page 1271 - Week 04 - Tuesday, 27 March 2012

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objecting. We have had a Deputy Speaker not ruling and now we have this ruling because the government, the Labor Party and the Greens do not like this discussion.

I am not quite sure why the Labor Party now on this particular issue wants to align itself with the Greens. But clearly the Greens are sensitive on this issue. You yourself, Mr Speaker, are highly sensitive on this issue and now the Labor Party has said: “We will support you. We will come to you and support a gag order on the Liberal Party.”

We will not be gagged. So we will go out there and we will have the conversation outside the chamber, and quite freely it seems. We will have the conversation outside the chamber, saying that we do condemn this. We do condemn illegal activity and we do hold other members of parliament to account when they refuse to do so. We will not be deterred in our determination to do that and that is why this dissent motion should be supported.

Question put:

That Mr Seselja’s motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 6

Noes 11

Mr Coe

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Doszpot

Dr Bourke

Ms Hunter

Mrs Dunne

Ms Bresnan

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Ms Burch

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Gallagher

Question so resolved in the negative.

Sub judice rule

Motion of grave concern

MR CORBELL (Molonglo—Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development) (10.54), by leave: I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) reaffirms the importance of upholding the principle of the separation of powers between the legislative, executive and judicial arms of government in the Territory;

(2) reaffirms its support of Legislative Assembly Continuing Resolution 10 in relation to the application of the sub judice convention; and

(3) expresses its grave concern at the breach of the sub judice convention by Mr Seselja and Mr Hanson in their comments to the Assembly of 21 March 2012 concerning the ongoing trial of two individuals charged with damaging property and trespass at the CSIRO Ginninderra Research Facility.

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