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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1639 ..


Thursday, 20 May 1993

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MADAM SPEAKER (Ms McRae) took the chair at 10.32 am and read the prayer.

PETITION

The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:

By Mr Lamont, from one resident, requesting that the Assembly call Mr Paul Whalan to appear before the Assembly to make a statement in response to allegations made in the Assembly.

The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard.

Member's Allegations - Redress

The petition read as follows:

TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

The petition of Paul Whalan, a resident of the Australian Capital Territory, draws to the attention of the Assembly that on Tuesday, 19 May 1993, Michael Moore MLA made certain statements concerning the petitioner. His allegations are without foundation and have diminished the petitioner's reputation and jeopardised his business as a consultant. Your petitioner notes that there is no procedure whereby a citizen may seek redress in the Legislative Assembly following an attack by a Member under Parliamentary privilege.

Your petitioner therefore requests the Assembly to call your petitioner to appear before the Assembly to make a statement in response to Mr Moore's allegations.

Petition received.


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