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Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996



Debates Day 1 - Tuesday 14 May 1996

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Parliamentary Record 21


Debates for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997




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DEBATES - Tuesday 14 May 1996 for Sanderson, would have taken some action to address this matter. This was brought to his attention, and there are a large number o f ... M r MANZIE: A point of order, Mr Speaker! The member for MacDonnell is again entering into debate on the issue. He has placed the matter before you. He is starting now to advance arguments which are incorrect, and it should be pointed out that that is the case. If he wants to leave the matter for you to make a determination on, that is fine. If he wishes to debate the issue, it will be a matter which I will debate strenuously because he is wrong, wrong, wrong! He is wrong legally and he is wrong morally. All he is doing here is trying to justify a position that he has found himself in and that he is trying to weasel out of. He has created some dreadful scenarios in this House. He has never apologised for that activity. He is a man who stands condemned. I say to you that, if he wants to continue to debate this, it is a matter that should be debated fully, or you could cut him off. M r SPEAKER: In this instance, I believe there is a point of order. The member for MacDonnell has made his case, I believe, and was about to finalise it. He commenced then to dilate on the issues. I ask him to finalise his comments and I will take the matter on board. M r BELL: Mr Speaker, I will simply conclude with this. If the member for Sanderson is not interested in my assisting him to resolve his conflicts of interest, and wants to be m et... M r MANZIE: A point of order, Mr Speaker! I ask you again to ensure that the member for MacDonnell does not debate this issue. You should point out to him that it is a matter that he has placed before you to make a decision on and, if he continues to make false accusations and comment, you should either bring him to order or the matter should be opened to debate. M r SPEAKER: The member for MacDonnell will resume his seat. In the latter instance, I do not believe that the member for MacDonnell had commenced again to dilate on the matter. He was saying that he was attempting to assist you. M r Manzie inteijecting. M r SPEAKER: I am not saying that he is right. I suggest to the member for MacDonnell that he finalise his comments as quickly as possible. He indicated that he was about to conclude. Please do not dilate any further. M r BELL: Mr Speaker, I believe that I have drawn fully to your attention the facts and the statutory provisions necessary in this regard Under standing order 83, I urge you to give due consideration to those facts. M r SPEAKER: I will consider the matter raised by the member for MacDonnell and report back to the Assembly tomorrow. Honourable members, while I am on these matters, during Question Time this morning, the member for Stuart raised an issue that he believed was a threat from the Chief Minister. I have had a chance since that time to look at Hansard. In fact, I can find no implied threat to 7057

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