Page 1522 - Week 05 - Thursday, 7 May 2015

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MADAM SPEAKER: If you want to raise the issue, you will have to do it in the adjournment debate or seek leave to make a statement. It is not a point of order.

Members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: I am not going to indulge on the point. There is no point of order.

Personal explanation

MR DOSZPOT (Molonglo): I seek leave under standing order 46 to make a personal explanation as to how this occurred.

MADAM SPEAKER: Under standing order 46 you claim to have been misrepresented?


MADAM SPEAKER: I give you leave; I will listen carefully.

MR DOSZPOT: Madam Speaker, questions were put to the minister—


MR DOSZPOT: for education—

MADAM SPEAKER: Sit down, Mr Doszpot. Standing order 46 says:

Having obtained leave from the Chair, a Member may explain matters of a personal nature, although there is no question before the Assembly; such matters may not be debated.

Asking questions or raising points of order about how a minister chose to answer a question yesterday does not fall within the purview of standing order 46.

Mr Coe: A point of order, Madam Speaker. I expect Mr Doszpot was going to say that—

Members interjecting

MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Let me hear.

Mr Coe: Ms Burch said, or incorrectly implied, what Mr Doszpot’s question related to.

MADAM SPEAKER: I am sorry, Mr Coe; you have not actually stood to make a point of order. You have not referred to any standing orders. I understand the point you are making. You are concerned about who answered the question. It is a matter

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