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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (11 February) . . Page.. 262..


Adjournment

Motion (by Mr Wood ) proposed:

That the Assembly do now adjourn.

Radio interview

MRS BURKE (6.52): Today I received a letter from the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, dated 11 February 2004. The minister has asked me to respond to her-and I choose to do this publicly tonight-in relation to an apparent insinuation in an interview that I gave with 2CC on 9 February. I said that the minister knew-and I quote from your letter, Minister-"about the Department of Education, Youth and Family Services' non-compliance with section 162 (2) of the Children and Young People Act 1999 in August 2003", and that she "deliberately did not respond"-she is quoting me here-"until a few days before the anniversary of the bushfires. How crass is that?"I wish to state publicly that if I have caused the minister to be upset over these comments, I sincerely apologise.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 6.55 pm.


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