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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (8 August) . . Page.. 2576..


MR SPEAKER: Thank you. I call Mr Kaine.

MR CORBELL: There is still a supplementary question there. Are you going to answer it? Mr Speaker, I asked a supplementary question.

Mr Moore: The question was: "Did you mislead the house?", and you had to withdraw that.

Mr Corbell: A point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: The question was a clear imputation, and I am saying there is no question. Resume your seat. I am calling Mr Kaine.

Mr Corbell: Mr Speaker, are you claiming that the entire question is out of order, or simply the use of the term "mislead"?

MR SPEAKER: The question was would Mr Smyth apologise for misleading the Assembly on the question of the repayments.

Mr Corbell: Yes.

Mr Quinlan: Yes. Will you?

Mr Moore: It is out of order.

Mr Corbell: The whole question is out of order?

MR SPEAKER: There is a clear imputation there that he is misleading the Assembly.

Mr Corbell: You are a joke. Mr Speaker, you are a joke.

MR SPEAKER: Withdraw that. It is two days this time.

Mr Corbell: I withdraw, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

V8 Supercar race

MR KAINE: My question is to the minister for tourism. It relates to the GMC400 car race. Minister, yesterday you, and subsequently the Chief Minister, told the Assembly that you could not provide certain details that I had asked for because you did not have them. After so many months, that was pretty much in the same category as an excuse as "the dog ate my homework", but I will let that go for the time being.

Mr Stanhope: Did you try that, too?

MR SPEAKER: I did not know that you had a dog, Mr Kaine.


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