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Thursday, 14 February 2013
Page: 1471


Mr PYNE (SturtManager of Opposition Business) (15:13): Madam Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

The SPEAKER: Does the Manager of Opposition Business claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr PYNE: I do, most grievously.

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business has the call.

Mr PYNE: Again, for a second day in a row, the minister for school education has claimed that I failed to address the issues of the national school improvement plan in his bill. In fact, there is no national school improvement plan in his bill, so it is quite impossible to address it.

The SPEAKER: The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. I advise the House that personal explanations are actually a very serious thing. If we continue to abuse them and make them a laughing stock, then they will not have any relevance in the future.