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Standing Order 186

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The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: On a point of order, Mr President: I draw your attention to standing order 186:

The President may call attention to the conduct of a Member who persists in continued irrelevance, prolixity or tedious repetition, and may direct such Member to discontinue speaking and to be seated.

The PRESIDENT: With respect, the Hon. Ms Franks, I do not think the Hon. Mr Ridgway quite got to that point, but—

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: I am talking about—

The PRESIDENT: I have ruled in your favour, the Hon. Mr Ridgway; it is not a debate, but you are aggravating me with your constant references to the Hon. Mr Malinauskas. Please refer to him either as the Leader of the Opposition in the other place or by his correct title with the seat in which he was elected.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: I do not need anyone else putting in their two cents’ worth.

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY: In relation to Mr Peter Malinauskas as the member for Croydon and Leader of the Opposition, I do not believe he is entitled to the title ‘honourable’.

The PRESIDENT: No, I was not asking for him to be called ‘honourable’. I am asking you to call him by his seat.

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