Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 08 Hansard (Wednesday, 16 August 2017) . . Page.. 2800 ..
Initiatives in high schools to engage and enthuse students in science and other STEM subjects include the CSIRO creativity in science and technology program, providing support for students and teachers to undertake open-ended science and technology investigations, as well as in partnership models like Mr McNamara’s mentoring program.
Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Supplementary answers to questions without notice
Animals—dog attack compensation
MR BARR: Earlier in question time Mr Doszpot asked a question in relation to whether matters were tabled in this place in the debate on 2 August. I can confirm that the minutes of proceedings record that I presented an act of grace payments assessment framework—page 300 of the minutes of proceedings. The framework was tabled and sits in the folder that the secretariat have before us. In asking that question, aside from the amateur level of research associated with it, the member has breached standing order 117(a)(i) and most likely (iii) and (iv) in relation to the question. Facts must be authenticated in the asking of a question.
I would also draw to Mr Doszpot’s attention that should he publish or seek to publish false reports of proceedings of this place he will be in contempt under standing order 277G. My final observation on this matter is that any further approaches from Mr Doszpot outside this place in relation to this matter will, in my view, constitute contempt under standing order 277(b), improper influence of a member. He is free to pursue opportunities within the form of this place but approaching me in the car park seeking private conversation, seeking to influence my decisions as a member of this place, stands in contempt of the standing orders. He has been in this place long enough to know that he cannot mislead the Assembly like he did.
MADAM ACTING SPEAKER: Withdraw.
MR BARR: I withdraw, Madam Speaker. He would be aware of the standing orders. He has been in this place long enough and that question, when the facts were clearly on the table, demonstrates a contempt for this place and for the standing orders of this place.
Mr Coe: Settle down.
MR BARR: No, I will not settle down. I take these matters seriously.
MR DOSZPOT: Madam Acting Speaker, the facts I brought up—
MADAM ACTING SPEAKER: Sorry, you cannot just stand and speak. You need to use the standing orders.
Mr Rattenbury interjecting—