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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 2 Hansard (16 February) . .

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stall to stall with a non-incumbent Labor candidate who was asking them to display his political material at their stalls. Minister, were you involved in promoting Labor candidates whilst acting as minister at the festival?

MS BERRY: Sorry, can I seek some clarification, Madam Speaker. Did the member suggest that I went from stall to stall with a candidate?

MADAM SPEAKER: Mrs Jones, you might repeat the question. That is what I heard but I may have misheard. Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Stallholders told me that you were going stall to stall with a non-incumbent Labor candidate.

MS BERRY: No, I did not do that.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mrs Jones.

MRS JONES: Minister, why would it be appropriate for you as minister to use the position you hold to assist a person to approach stallholders to display political material at the National Multicultural Festival?

Members interjecting—

MRS JONES: Why would it be appropriate?

MS BERRY: I refer the member to my previous answer.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, why would stallholders then believe that you went stall to stall with the Labor candidate, who asked them to display their material?

MS BERRY: I refer the member to my answer to the first question. I did not.

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.

MR WALL: Minister, why then would stall holders have approached the opposition feeling threatened and intimated by the actions that you undertook at the Multicultural Festival?

MS BERRY: I did not do what the members opposite are making allegations about. I did not do that.

Trade unions—CFMEU

MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations. Minister, I understand WorkSafe ACT were called to the Trilogy building site in Woden last week, as a result of a dispute between site managers and organisers of the ACT branch of the CFMEU over an alleged rights of entry issue. As part of the


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