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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 1947..


MR BERRY (continuing):

because Mr Houlihan was on site. It does not take long for people to work out what is the best course of action to defend their members. That has put them in a situation pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act where negotiation is the key. You made the mess and you created the environment. You have to wear the responsibility for it. Your Minister is going to wear part of the responsibility for that this evening, I suspect, and so he ought to, because this Assembly cannot stand idly by and allow this damage to the education system and to the future industrial relations with our teachers to continue. This sort of - dare I say it? - incompetence has to be prevented, and the Minister has to be urged into action towards a response which will resolve the situation. So far, all we have seen is the ground laid that will ensure that the dispute continues and that education is damaged. I urge members to support the motion.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Stefaniak's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 6	 	NOES, 9

Mrs Carnell	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell	Ms Follett
Mr De Domenico	Ms Horodny
Mr Humphries	Ms McRae
Mr Kaine	Mr Moore
Mr Stefaniak	Mr Osborne
		Ms Tucker
		Mr Whitecross
		Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the negative.

Original question resolved in the affirmative.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE TO MEMBER

Motion (by Mr Berry) agreed to:

That leave of absence for 19 and 20 June 1996 be given to Ms Reilly.


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