Page 3383 - Week 11 - Wednesday, 18 September 2013

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MR GENTLEMAN: Indeed, the amendment to my motion.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Okay. I have yet to hear anything—

MR GENTLEMAN: You mentioned earlier in your comments, Mr Assistant Speaker, that I did not speak enough about NICTA so I am increasing our knowledge base.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Without trying to conduct a conversation with you, Mr Gentleman, I do not think there was any reference to this amendment during my talk.

MR GENTLEMAN: The amendment was not moved when you were speaking earlier on.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Correct. So how can you be addressing the amendment if you are talking about my speech?

MR GENTLEMAN: That is the question to the floor of the Assembly at the moment. We are speaking to the amendment. It is relevant. We are speaking about NICTA.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Okay. Stick to the amendment, please.

MR GENTLEMAN: The amendment is the amendment to my motion, which talks about NICTA. I am talking about NICTA. I will continue on with the digital productivity showcase. It is an Australian-first space designed to be a neutral intersection point—

Mr Hanson: On a point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker—

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER: Stop the clock, please. Mr Hanson.

Mr Hanson: You are absolutely right, Mr Assistant Speaker, that the member is not being relevant. He is using this opportunity to talk about and litigate issues from earlier this morning. There is an amendment before the Assembly which is quite clearly a separate issue, and it is about calling on the Leader of the Opposition to make a statement. He should address his comments to that rather than trying to re-litigate arguments from this morning and comments which were made by you, Mr Assistant Speaker.


Mr Barr: On the point of order, Mr Assistant Speaker—


Mr Barr: During my speech the Leader of the Opposition and others made a series of frivolous points of order in relation to me apparently over-addressing the substance of—

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