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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Wednesday, 7 June 2017) . . Page.. 2010 ..


environmental performance and how new housing fits into individual neighbourhoods. That is all a very important debate to be had. But no community can put their hand up and say, “We veto public housing in our area.” There is public housing in all areas of Canberra, and that is an important policy principle.

Unparliamentary language

MR HANSON: My question is to you, Madam Speaker. Is the use of the word “grubby” in describing members of this place unparliamentary or not?

MADAM SPEAKER: I am aware that it has been asked to be withdrawn before.

Mr Hanson: On a point of order, to be directly relevant, is it parliamentary or not?

MADAM SPEAKER: I think I have answered your question, Mr Hanson. But if it has been asked to be withdrawn at that moment by that Speaker, they have deemed it unparliamentary.

MR HANSON: Madam Speaker, why in that case, given the numerous previous rulings, did you not ask Mr Rattenbury to withdraw?

MADAM SPEAKER: Because I made the call at that time and that moment. If you go through Hansard, Mr Hanson, over the past 20-plus years of this place, there will have been different decisions made on different days in different discussions.

MRS DUNNE: Is “grubby” on the list that you referred to previously, and will you circulate that list as it currently stands, for the information of members, before close of business today?

MADAM SPEAKER: The answer is yes, and I do not have a problem with this being available to all members.

Budget—policing

MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

Members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Members, please! Ms Orr is trying to ask the final question for the day.

MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Could the minister please advise the Assembly of what additional support for front-line policing is included in the 2017-18 ACT budget?

MR GENTLEMAN: I thank Ms Orr for her question and her interest in safety for all Canberrans. I am pleased to inform the Assembly that the 2017-18 ACT budget will have a direct and positive impact on front-line policing for Canberra. Of particular


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