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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 5 Hansard (7 April) . . Page.. 1502..


Question put.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 10

Noes 7

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Mulcahy

Ms Gallagher

Mr Quinlan

Mr Pratt

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Mr Seselja

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Original question put:

That Mrs Dunne's motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 10

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mr Mulcahy

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Pratt

Ms Gallagher

Mr Quinlan

Mr Seselja

Mr Gentleman

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Motion negatived.

DR FOSKEY (Molonglo): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make personal explanation.

Leave granted.

DR FOSKEY: My personal explanation will be brief and I hope that it will conclude this matter, given that we will be debating the appointment motion very shortly. First of all, I want to clarify that I asked Mr Corbell to take to caucus my request that the government accept Mr Mulcahy's motion. Secondly, I want to say that the whole of my conversation with Mrs Dunne was not recounted today. That is okay. I am going to leave it there. I just wanted to say briefly that, yes, I have experienced a moment of glory, as Mrs Dunne said. Suddenly I smell power, and the route to power is the estimates committee. I am only joking. You must understand that I do joke sometimes. I think a bit of lightness in this house would be a good thing.

I want to put it on the record that members of the Liberal Party have lobbied me as well. What I think I have just experienced is what my colleague Kerrie Tucker may have


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