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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Tuesday, 18 May 1993) . . Page.. 1563 ..


MR STEVENSON: Mr Berry said that if I looked at page 644 of Hansard I would find that he had tabled the answer. He said that I was not in the Assembly at the time. If he turns to page 645, the next page, he will see that about four minutes later, at 3.31 pm, Mr Kaine spoke on a standing committee membership. He will also find that at 3.33 pm Mr Stevenson spoke about something.

Mr Berry: How come you do not remember that it was tabled, then? You must not have been here. There is only one answer.

MR STEVENSON: I agree that I was not here, could not hear you talk, or whatever. Nevertheless, in that particular time you should have read a little bit further in the notice paper that you got us to pay attention to. I think it is a damn poor show when someone gave you notice. You might think that is funny. One can be more vindictive and more childish in the use of language, but I leave that for other people. I think it is a damn poor show that you should do that. No sense comes from it.

I raised another point. I think it is well known why I raised the point. I tried to bring it up in the proper forum at the proper time as a motion on the notice paper. In an unprecedented situation for this parliament, and for the Commonwealth Parliament in Australia, that was removed by a vote of 16 to one by the Assembly - an appalling situation. I would have also had the opportunity - - -

Mr Berry: Madam Speaker, I demand that Mr Stevenson withdraw that. We have already established in this place a precedent whereby members do not reflect on a vote of this Assembly. He is not allowed to do that, and I demand that he be ordered to withdraw his remarks.

MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Stevenson, I believe that that is correct. Please withdraw that reference to the vote.

MR STEVENSON: Indeed, I do.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Stevenson. Your time has expired, Mr Stevenson.

Lock, Stock and Barrel Magazine

MR MOORE (10.03): Madam Speaker, Lock, Stock and Barrel is a magazine that is racist in the extreme, incites violence, encourages people to break the law by showing them how to convert their semiautomatic guns to machine-guns and gives them instructions on how to make explosives in the kitchen. Understandably, this magazine has been banned. In fact, the police have been alerted to take action against the publishers and distributors of the magazine. It was not banned Australia-wide because of its white supremacy articles, including its reproduced letter, complete with swastika-like emblem from the white supremacist group, the AWB in South Africa, calling for gun power to arm the AWB against President F.W. de Klerk and the ANC.


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