Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 June 2017) . . Page.. 1994 ..
clubs within the past couple of weeks. I am pleased to be able to do that. What we will be doing is helping those clubs in the area of financial assistance, in easing regulatory and administrative burdens and in providing administrative assistance.
We think it is important to recognise the social contribution that clubs make. I can guarantee the Assembly and I can guarantee the opposition that that will be done right across the breadth; that there will be no discrimination based on the clubs that we have.
MR WALL: Minister, what benefits will the Woden Tradies club receive from yesterday’s budget package?
MR RAMSAY: The Woden Tradies is not one of the small to medium clubs.
Mrs Dunne: Madam Speaker, a point of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: A point of order.
Mrs Dunne: Could I seek your guidance, please, Madam Speaker. A few moments ago you asked Mr Hanson to withdraw the word “dodgy” because you said it was unparliamentary. But Mr Hanson was referring to, I think, a dodgy deal with the clubs. He was not saying that any member of this place was dodgy; therefore I am asking for your guidance on how that is unparliamentary.
Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, on the point of order, the word was used multiple times and directed at members on this side of the chamber. In that context, undoubtedly, it was casting aspersions on members on this side of the chamber. Mr Hanson knew exactly what he was doing; and he is a serial offender.
MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Chief Minister.
Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, there have been rulings in the past that a reference to groups at large is not a reference to an individual member; therefore it is not unparliamentary.
MADAM SPEAKER: I have made a ruling, Mrs Dunne. I will go to something that you may choose to read when you assume this chair as deputy. In 1990 “dodgy” was withdrawn. “Dodgy” was withdrawn in 2010. “Dodgy” was withdrawn in 2013, and you asked for it to be withdrawn; and “process is dodgy” in 2015. I have made a ruling. I thought that it was targeted to calls, as the Chief Minister has said, to impugn the character of those opposite. Therefore it is withdrawn.
MR STEEL: My question is to the Minister Education and Early Childhood Development: what initiatives has this government established to support student wellbeing in the ACT’s diverse and inclusive public schools?