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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 1 Hansard (14 February) . . Page.. 134..


MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, I am cut to the quick by being called stupid. Is that unparliamentary?

Mr Moore: I withdraw the word "stupid", Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

MR HARGREAVES: i thank the minister for the quickness of that response. My supplementary question is this: is this government going to follow the transparent and accountable approach that the Kennett Liberal government adopted to corrections, and we all know what happened to him?

MR SPEAKER: I don't think that really requires an answer.

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, this government is still the most transparent and open government in Australia. Just today this government released a draft budget process. We are going through a very open process. What was the reaction of those opposite? We will not do that. Oh no, we are going to tighten things down and keep it secret.

Let me give another example. Who is it in the Assembly who refuses to publish the reports of the travel that you do? Who is it amongst you? Perhaps, Mr Speaker, it is you. Our executive publishes quarterly reports on where we travel all the time.

Opposition members interjecting-

MR MOORE: Mr Humphries, the Chief Minister, as did Mrs Carnell before him, has commented on a number of occasions and said that we produce our quarterly reports of our travel and what we are doing-

Mr Stanhope: Yes, I go to Belconnen. I am happy to report that.

MR MOORE: Mr Stanhope interjects that he goes to Belconnen and, of course, the Caribbean. Let us not forget the Caribbean.

MR SPEAKER: If he keeps injecting he might just be going upstairs.

MR MOORE: There was the Caribbean too, Mr Stanhope.

Mr Corbell: We won't talk about the trip to London.

Mr Hargreaves: How about London then?

MR MOORE: Indeed. I published my report when I went to London.

Mr Hargreaves: Yes, just like Mr Stanhope. Withdraw the inference.


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