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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 (Hansard) 16 May) . . Page.. 1379..


Rates System

MRS CARNELL: In response to a question asked at question time, I table the unimproved capital value statistics for 1996, which my staff have managed to put together.

Stock Exchange Office

MRS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, I have some more information about a question asked at question time, because I have an extraordinarily efficient staff. The fit-out costs that were attributed to the ACT Government were $20,000. At this early stage of the centre there are three full-time jobs.

Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, I thank Mrs Carnell for the additional information, but I also asked how many of those people were already working in the ACT.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MS McRAE: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: A standing order 46 personal explanation?

MS McRAE: Yes.

MR SPEAKER: Proceed.

MS McRAE: I begin by saying thank you to Mrs Carnell for pointing out those errors in the uncorrected proof Hansard. I was going out of my way to clarify the issues at the time. I will examine the Hansard closely. I never once intended to slip that "you" in. If I have, I apologise unconditionally. I knew from the very beginning what I was talking about. What I was trying to get out of Mrs Carnell then, and what I am still trying to get, was clarification of this issue. I need to clarify this point as well. It began on this premise which I have repeated carefully from the very beginning, and I want to repeat it again. It has been clear - - -

Mrs Carnell: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. This is not a personal explanation any longer; it is a statement.

MR SPEAKER: We are now straying into the debating area.

MS McRAE: No, Mr Speaker. May I clarify? Mrs Carnell has quoted what I have quoted, and I just want to requote exactly the premise on which I began the debate.


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