Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 14 February 2017) . . Page.. 383 ..
Mrs Jones: Point of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: Point of order.
Mrs Jones: It would be a shame to finish the answer without the entirety of it. It is on relevance. I asked if I can confirm therefore that the current incomplete master plan will therefore have no bearing on the DA which has been submitted.
Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, on the point of order more broadly, Mrs Jones rose to her feet 17 seconds after the minister began his answer. The minister has two minutes to complete an answer. I think it is unreasonable—
Opposition members interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: More broadly, whether it is this question time or others, if there are two minutes, oftentimes a point of order is taken within the first 15 or 30 seconds. I will ask—I should have stopped the clock—the minister now to come to the relevance in his concluding comments on this question.
MR GENTLEMAN: Certainly, Madam Speaker. What informs the decision-making process for the independent authority is, in this case, the development application process that is occurring with 44 Curtin Place. The community has put quite a number of engagements into the authority. They will judge all of those against the current set of criteria. That is not withstanding the master planning process. During the master planning process, the community made comment very similarly on the master plan for Curtin at the same time as it did on the development application.
Mrs Jones: Point of order. Can the clock be stopped?
MADAM SPEAKER: Minister, can you resume your seat for a moment.
Mrs Jones: Can the clock please be stopped.
MADAM SPEAKER: Your point of order is, Mrs Jones?
Mrs Jones: My point of order is that a very simple question was asked: does the incomplete DA have any bearing on the—
MADAM SPEAKER: I cannot determine how the minister answers the question.
Mrs Jones: No, but we got to the last seven seconds and we still did not have a yes or a no.
MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Jones, there is no point of order. Please resume your seat. The minister has concluded his answer.