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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 13 Hansard (6 December) . . Page.. 4070..


MR CORBELL (continuing):

jurisdictions in the world when it comes to coordinating the provision of domestic violence crisis services and support. This, combined with Victim Support ACT, highlights the commitment this government is making to supporting victims of crime, ensuring they have comprehensive and adequate services, and improving the level of investment for victims of crime to make sure we can make a real difference in the recovery and rehabilitation of those people who are victims of crime in the community.

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

Personal explanation

MR HARGREAVES (Brindabella—Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Minister for Housing, Minister for Multicultural Affairs): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: You have been misrepresented?

MR HARGREAVES: I have indeed, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Okay.

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker, during the no confidence debate yesterday Mr Pratt, referring to a report that he tabled, said:

This report indicates that after 11 weeks of work—11 weeks—the old Tharwa bridge can be re-opened to light traffic load.

I have examined that report that he tabled and I cannot find that statement—

MR SPEAKER: Now, this is—

MR HARGREAVES: Mr Speaker—

MR SPEAKER: Order! Just resume your seat. I want you to go to the personal explanation and how you have been misrepresented. I do not want to see the issue debated.

MR HARGREAVES: Indeed, Mr Speaker. I seriously am not debating the issue. He went on to say—I am quoting from Hansard:

And not only that: the next 46 weeks of work—it says that right here in this report—can occur whilst the bridge is able to service traffic.

But, again, the report he tabled does not contain the statement. He also said that in the November sittings I was asked whether I—

Mr Pratt: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: Mr Hargreaves is not making a personal explanation about his own position; he is simply repeating the context of a report that I tabled in this place. How is that—


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