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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 5 Hansard (29 May) . . Page.. 1080..


MRS DUNNE (continuing):

This is not to say that members of the opposition are opposed to ethical behaviour—far from it. Although the Chief Minister previously thought that we should have respectful debate on a matter that he wanted to bring forward here about Rhodium, when it came to debating this matter of principle the Chief Minister could not be respectful; he could not have a respectful debate but had to start slinging off about how the opposition, because they had trouble with this amorphous definition, were by definition themselves unethical.

We all have our moral compass, and in this place there are probably 17 different moral compasses. We will all have different definitions of what is ethical behaviour. When 17 people in this place cannot agree on what ethical behaviour is, what guidance are we giving to our bureaucrats who make judgments about their colleagues and about businesses in this community?

Question put:

That amendment No 1 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 10

Mrs Burke

Mr Smyth

Mr Barr

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Stefaniak

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Mr Pratt

Dr Foskey

Ms Porter

Mr Seselja

Ms Gallagher

Mr Stanhope

Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Bill, as a whole, agreed to.

Bill agreed to.

Rhodium Asset Solutions Ltd

Debate resumed.

MR STANHOPE (Ginninderra—Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Minister for the Environment, Water and Climate Change, Minister for the Arts) (12.01): I seek leave to speak again.

Leave granted.

MR STANHOPE: I thank members. The government has previously given notice of its intention to sell the shares of Rhodium, including the management of the ACT government fleet contract.


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