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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.

Members 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.

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