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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 2 Hansard (1 March) . . Page.. 489..


MR SPEAKER: Standing order 202-persistently and wilfully obstructed the business of the Assembly; guilty of disorderly conduct; persistently and wilfully refused to conform to any standing order; persistently and wilfully disregarded the authority of the chair. That is four out of five.

Mr Berry: I was looking for the one with the letter "w" in front of it.

MR SPEAKER: Chief Minister, would you like to conclude.

MR HUMPHRIES: Yes, Mr Speaker. If you want to move a censure motion, Mr Berry, feel free. You have done that a lot of times before. We haven't had a censure motion for at least four months. It is probably time we had another one.

I will continue to put the government's position very clearly. We have said we believe that it is appropriately a matter for the public service to decide what goes on pay slips. I do not sit down at my desk each day to decide what words should go on the bottom of pay slips; nor would you or any of your colleagues have done so while ever you were in government. And you know it.

I will leave that decision to the public service. I am sure they will be cognisant of the views expressed by the Assembly, but I will not be instructing them to take a different view because what they have done is in accordance with the guidelines which have been established and in force for some time. If the Assembly directs the government otherwise, then, of course, I will act on it.

Security cameras-tender

MR RUGENDYKE: My question is also directed to the Chief Minister. I refer the minister to the tender process for the security cameras for Civic. I understand that a Melbourne company won that tender. Did that company meet all selection criteria to satisfy the tender or was the tender document altered to suit the successful company?

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I might take that question. The security cameras are now under my control. I will have to seek that detail for the member.

Mr Humphries: I ask that further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Personal explanation

MR BERRY: I ask for leave to make a statement pursuant to standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, proceed.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, by way of background, my statement is in relation to a question asked by Mr Osborne during question time and taken on notice by Mr Smyth. Mr Osborne asked a question about disabled parking. I have a letter from the then Chief Minister in relation to this matter. It reads as follows:

I refer to your letter of 16 June 2000 regarding parking for people with disabilities at Bruce Stadium.


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