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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 9 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 2620..


Traffic Management - North Belconnen

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Speaker, during the last sittings, Ms Horodny asked a question regarding traffic calming measures on Owen Dixon Drive. In my response I stated that at that time I had not had any representations from anyone about Owen Dixon Drive. It has since been brought to my attention that my office had received correspondence from two residents of Owen Dixon Drive. I immediately wrote to those two residents and I wrote to Ms Horodny or telephoned her office. I now apologise for that oversight in the Assembly.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MS HORODNY: Mr Speaker, I wish to make a statement under standing order 46 in regard to an answer Mr De Domenico gave to Mr Hird's question on waste.

MR SPEAKER: Is it a personal explanation, Ms Horodny?

MS HORODNY: Yes, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Leave is granted. Proceed.

MS HORODNY: Mr De Domenico spoke yet again about the black plastic bottle tops, which he continues to say are recyclable. I have never said - - -

Mrs Carnell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: This is not a personal explanation at this stage.

MR SPEAKER: I uphold the Chief Minister's point of order. This is not a personal explanation to date, Ms Horodny. Standing order 46 states:

Having obtained leave from the Chair, a Member may explain matters of a personal nature, although there is no question before the Assembly; but such matters may not be debated.

MS HORODNY: Mr Speaker, I keep being misquoted by Mr De Domenico. He has again misquoted what I have been saying on this issue, and I would like to make an explanation.

MR SPEAKER: If you claim that Mr De Domenico is misquoting you, that is perfectly in order under standing order 46. I think it is probably the way you are phrasing what you are saying, Ms Horodny. Just say that you believe that Mr De Domenico is misquoting you.

MS HORODNY: Mr De Domenico keeps misquoting me. Mr De Domenico keeps saying that I have been saying in the media and in this Assembly that the black plastic bottle tops are not recyclable. I have never said that they are not able to be recycled.


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