Page 1791 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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Motion, as amended, agreed to.

MADAM SPEAKER: Before I call Mr Corbell, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES (Molonglo): Madam Speaker, I rise to make a personal explanation and seek leave to do so.

MADAM SPEAKER: Under standing order 46, leave is granted.

MRS JONES: I was misquoted today by Mr Gentleman in this debate. A gentleman never eavesdrops on a lady’s private interjections. Is Mr Gentleman really a gentleman?

MADAM SPEAKER: It might be time we all went home. Mr Corbell.

Mr Corbell: It is unclear to me where Mrs Jones says she was misrepresented, Madam Speaker, but perhaps she can get some tips.


Motion (by Mr Corbell) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

May Day

MS BERRY (Ginninderra) (6.30): I rise tonight to briefly talk about the celebration of May Day, a day recognising working people in Canberra. Again I congratulate Sarah Dinsmore and Robyn Quarmby, department of innovation delegates from the CPSU who were winners of this year’s May Day award, the award recognising the significant contribution of union members in the workplace. This story is a good one and reflects the dedication and values of our union members across the ACT.

But before I tell that story, I wish to give a brief account of the May Day rally that was held on Saturday. On Saturday more than 300 members of the ACT community came out to Old Parliament House to rally for our jobs, our city and our future.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Order, members! I cannot hear Ms Berry.

MS BERRY: I cannot hear me either!

MADAM SPEAKER: That is a problem. Ms Berry.

MS BERRY: At Old Parliament House there was a rally for our jobs, our city and our future, to support the values of unionism, something our friends across the chamber could learn a thing or two about.

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