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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 12 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 3748..


Mr HARGREAVES (continuing):

I am not going to support this motion, because it is silly. It calls on the Chief Minister and it calls on the Leader of the Opposition to do something which is silly. What has been said in this chamber is on the public record. We all use our own expressions of delight or otherwise to comment on our federal colleagues. I for one will be making my feelings known quite succinctly.

It is a shame that this government, led so badly by its Deputy Chief Minister, wants to bag one federal member, when it has been so ineffectual in getting the Prime Minister to live in his own capital city. If my memory serves me correctly, it took a Liberal candidate in a previous election to rattle the gates at the Lodge and to say, "Please, John, come and live here, because we miss you." We, of course, did not miss him at all. This motion is just a political stunt. The only thing I agree with this motion about is that I share the distaste Mr Hird has for bagging Canberra. The motion is worthless and ought to be rejected.

Debate interrupted in accordance with standing order 74 and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour.

Sitting suspended from 12.30 to 2.30 pm

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

Bruce Stadium Redevelopment

MR STANHOPE: My question is to the Chief Minister. Volume 5 of the Auditor - General's report on the Bruce Stadium redevelopment fiasco reveals that senior government officials "clearly recall" preparing a sensitivity matrix and writing a comprehensive comparative report of the two shortlisted project management tenders - that is, the bids by CRI and Lend Lease to manage the project. However, the Auditor was unable to locate either document. Following the revelation that there was a considerable volume of missing documentation relating to the redevelopment, I sought the advice of the chief executive of the Chief Minister's Department. Another search of the files revealed that around 200 documents had previously not been identified or located. However, the sensitivity matrix and the comprehensive comparative report were not on the list. Can the Chief Minister say whether the documents - that is, the sensitivity matrix and the comprehensive comparative report in relation to the competing bids of CRI and Lend Lease - ever existed?

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I cannot make a statement about that without getting advice. I will take the question on notice.

Microsoft Windows 2000

MR QUINLAN: My question is also to the Chief Minister. It relates to InTACT, in which I am taking an increasing interest these days. Chief Minister, you may be aware that there are some real problems facing the system Microsoft Windows 2000. Research at hand says that there are something like 63,000 bugs in the original version.

Mr Moore: Which research?


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