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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 13 Hansard (4 December) . . Page.. 4574..


Mr Whitecross: This is what you reap by your standards.

MR HUMPHRIES: Those standards are high standards. Obviously, they are standards that are far too high for you to have conformed with, and you people - - -

Mr Whitecross: Too high for you, too, because you have breached them already.

MR HUMPHRIES: No, we have not breached them. An agency of government, against our express direction, has breached them. I think, in the circumstances, we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that that should not occur. What more are we expected to do, Mr Whitecross? Mr Whitecross, of course, has no answer to that very simple question.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Humphries, were you going to table something?

MR HUMPHRIES: No, Mr Speaker.

Ms McRae: No. That was the question; but he would not answer it.

MR HUMPHRIES: I answered the question completely.

Ms McRae: You were asked to table it.

MR HUMPHRIES: I am sorry; I was going to table this, Mr Speaker. I table that letter.

MR SPEAKER: I thought you were.

MR HUMPHRIES: I thought you meant the other examples. I will table them as well, if you like.

School Computer Facilities

MR HIRD: My question is to Mr Stefaniak. I understand that the Chief Minister and you, in your capacity as Minister for Education and Training, this morning made an important announcement concerning a major technology package which will benefit Canberra schools in particular - - -

Ms McRae: You were not even allowed to do it all by yourself.

MR HIRD: Listen, Ms McRae. You are a teacher. You will appreciate this.


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