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ministerial responsibility for anything to do with telecommunications or whatever. I uphold Mr Corbell’s point of order. The question is clearly out of order. If you want to ask a question about when anyone knew about the relationship between the Brumbies and Aquis, I think you have to ask the Chief Minister.

MR COE: Madam Speaker, if I may, I will ask a supplementary then.

MADAM SPEAKER: I will listen to the supplementary.

MR COE: Minister Rattenbury, as minister for sport, when were you made aware of the Brumbies’ arrangement to obtain sponsorship from Aquis?

Mr Corbell: On a point of order, again, you cannot construct the question in that way to avoid the rules of question time. Questions can only be answered by ministers in relation to their portfolio responsibilities. As the Chief Minister has made clear, the minister for sport does not have ministerial responsibility for the administration of sponsorship arrangements and performance agreements with the major league sporting teams. The question is out of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Coe, could I ask you to repeat your first supplementary question, please.

MR COE: The one that was disallowed?

MADAM SPEAKER: The one that was disallowed, in the way that you asked it.

MR COE: I will do the best I can, from recollection. It was along the lines of—

Mr Corbell: Just give up, Alistair.

MR COE: No. It was, in effect: Mr Rattenbury, when were you made aware of the government’s sponsorship of the Brumbies—the Brumbies’ sponsorship—

MADAM SPEAKER: No, I rule the question out of order. I uphold the point of order.

Mr Hanson: Madam Speaker, there was a point of order put forward and I stood on my feet to address the point of order.

MADAM SPEAKER: I had enough information already.

Mr Hanson: In regard to the first supp or the second supp, Madam Speaker?

MADAM SPEAKER: In regard to both supplementaries, I thought that they were troublesome and I uphold Mr Corbell’s point of order.

Mr Hanson: On your ruling, could I ask perhaps that you provide further information as to how it is that when a deal is negotiated with a major sporting team, accepting that the minister for sport did not have a role—

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