Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 19 September 2017) . . Page.. 3895 ..
that can be provided prior to the conclusion of the review, which, as I have said on a number of occasions, will include publication of each quarterly report.
MRS DUNNE: Minister, if you ever get around to producing these outstanding quarterly reports, will the data presented in them—
Mr Gentleman: Point of order, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Resume you seat, please.
Mr Gentleman: Supplementary questions must be brief and with no preliminary discussion.
Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, Madam Speaker. If I start a sentence with “if”, there is no preamble. It is an—
Mr Barr: No, it could well be that there is.
Mrs Dunne: No, there might be something afterwards but if the first word is “if”, there is no preamble.
MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you for raising the point of order but Mrs Dunne—
Mr Barr: It depends where you go next, Mrs Dunne.
Mrs Dunne: I didn’t raise the—
Mr Barr: It assumes coherence of delivery of the English language, which is not necessarily always the way.
Mrs Dunne: No, no.
Mr Hanson: On a point of order, Madam Speaker. Mrs Dunne is trying to respond to a point of order and Mr Barr is repeatedly interjecting.
MADAM SPEAKER: Order! Mr Hanson.
Mr Hanson: He is a serial pest and I ask that you ask that he be silent so that Mrs Dunne can make her point.
Mr Coe interjecting—
Mr Barr interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: I do appreciate the sense of humour you bring to this place at times, Mr Hanson. I will ask Mr Barr, equally Mr Coe, to remain silent. Their closeness at times does tend to be somewhat distracting.