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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3465..


MR DE DOMENICO (continuing):

The ECC applauds the Government's commitment to increasing the number of business migrants to the ACT.

Listen to this:

Whether it is a twenty five percent increase in business migrants or a two hundred and twenty five percent increase, it is all an improvement on the current situation which has seen business migrants stagnate to a very low level for years.

What the Ethnic Communities Council is saying, Mr Moore, is that whether one extra migrant comes into this town or whether one million extra migrants come into this town it is better than what it was in the past.

Mr Osborne: Okay.

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Osborne, you might say okay. Well may you say okay, but anybody who intends to criticise this Government for attempting to increase business migrants does not know what they are doing.

Report on Surveillance Cameras

MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Osborne. I am aware that some members did not ask a question on Tuesday. Mr Osborne, you are one of them. Ask your question.

MR OSBORNE: I often wonder why we do not pull a big crowd into this place some days. Mr Speaker, my question is to you. I do not know whether information from Mr Moore can be counted as reliable, but I have been informed by Mr Moore that you have placed a ban on the circulation of the Legal Affairs Committee report on surveillance cameras which I presented yesterday. My question to you is: Is this correct, Mr Speaker? If so, why have you taken this action?

MR SPEAKER: The answer to your question is no. I have not placed a ban on the distribution of the report, Mr Osborne.

Mr Osborne: That is enough, Mr Speaker. I think Mr Moore has been exposed as unreliable.

MR SPEAKER: There is a small problem in relation to one area where it may be sent, but there is no ban on the distribution of this report to anybody, certainly here in the ACT or in New South Wales. There is a small problem which can be corrected and is being corrected now, but there is no ban on the distribution of that report.


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