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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (21 November) . . Page.. 3976..


MR WOOD: I ask a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. I certainly will give a list of the ones I have seen. They constitute a considerable proportion of the signs in Canberra. Minister, do you think you could do that before Christmas, which is still a long way away?

MR DE DOMENICO: Mr Wood, I think, was a Minister for four or five years. He did not seem to make any decisions that reflect that fact, but he made some decisions. Mr Wood stands up in this place and says, "There are road signs down all over the place. Go out and fix them, please, Minister". There is a priority process in place. Before Mr Berry interjects, which he always does, let me say that it is a priority process which was followed by the previous Government as well, and I will check that. It is a priority process that has been in the Department of Urban Services for a number of years, as far as I am aware. Mr Wood, if a sign needs to be in place because of danger or because it is a necessity, it is fixed first, which is why I said to you to give me a list of the signs you have seen. I will have a look at where they are on the priority list and I will see what I can do about them.

Mrs Carnell: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MR BERRY: I seek leave to make a personal explanation pursuant to standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: You may do so.

MR BERRY: During question time Mrs Carnell referred to me by name and quoted a statement that I had made to the Assembly. That quote was not completely in context and I would like to read into the record some other parts of my statement. This is a quote from 1991.

Mr Kaine: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am not clear. Is Mr Berry disputing that what the Chief Minister said is, in fact, from the Hansard? If he is not doing that, I do not know what his point of order is. If he acknowledges that it is in the Hansard, he has no point of order.

MR BERRY: She misrepresented me by quoting it out of Hansard. It is a personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: You are claiming that you have been quoted out of context or misquoted and you want to correct the record; is that right?

MR BERRY: Yes. I want to put it back into context from the record, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Just do that.


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