Page 2526 - Week 09 - Tuesday, 6 August 2013

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Personal explanation

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo): I seek leave to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.

MADAM SPEAKER: You claim to have been misrepresented, Mr Rattenbury?


MADAM SPEAKER: Leave is granted.

MR RATTENBURY: I believe I have been misrepresented by the Speaker in a response to supplementary question on notice No 224 to the inquiry into the Appropriation (Office of the Legislative Assembly) Bill 2013-14. In the response, the Speaker, Mrs Dunne, included, in an answer to a question about staff for Mr Wall’s office also working in her office, this statement:

In the 7th Assembly Green members also pooled their staff. I was aware on a number of occasions of staff other than the then Speaker’s personal staff assisting in his office.

I would like to clarify for members that staff employed by other Greens members in the Seventh Assembly were never involved in advising me on matters pertaining to my role as Speaker. Staff employed by other Greens MLAs in the Seventh Assembly never attended my briefings from the Clerk or other staff from the Office of the Legislative Assembly. Staff employed by other Greens MLAs never had access to my emails or incoming correspondence, and as such were never exposed to correspondence that related to my role as the Speaker.


Madam Speaker presented the following papers which were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting:

Auditor-General Act—Auditor-General’s Reports—

No. 4/2013—National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, dated 19 June 2013.

No. 5/2013—Bushfire Preparedness, dated 26 July 2013.

Executive contracts

Papers and statement by minister

MS GALLAGHER (Molonglo—Chief Minister, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Health and Minister for Higher Education): For the information of members I present the following papers:

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