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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 May 1995) . . Page.. 368 ..


MR BERRY: I do not wish to impute that he was deliberately attempting to mislead the house, and I withdraw any imputation; but it is misleading for the community.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Continue.

MR BERRY: I think Mr Humphries's letter on 27 April was an attempt to deliberately mislead the community to believe that he was doing something. As I said, I am surprised that he could see the keys. So, Mr Speaker, we have a Minister who attempted to mislead the community into believing that he was taking action in relation to this matter by saying that he had written to the Labor Minister in New South Wales.

Mr Humphries: I did not say that. That is untrue.

MR BERRY: On the day, 27 April, Mr Humphries made it clear - I am having a bit of a struggle here, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: It is almost as if you have smoke in your lungs.

MR BERRY: No, it is not. I am having a bit of a struggle. May I have a moment?

MR SPEAKER: Yes, certainly.

Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, I will move: That the debate be adjourned.

Mr Kaine: Don't you want to take any more punishment?

MR BERRY: No; I will come back to it. I just cannot cope with it. I just cannot go on.

Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, if members want to debate that matter, I think it would be only fair to - - -

MR SPEAKER: I do not think anybody does.

Ms Follett: I think that on the adjournment it would be only courteous to allow the member time to conclude his remarks. I seek leave to adjourn the debate, Mr Speaker.

Leave not granted.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I will battle on.

Mr Moore came up with a couple of churlish remarks, saying that, whilst I had spoken, I had not said anything because what I did was draw attention to Mr Moore. I thank him for his - - -

MR SPEAKER: Leave is not granted to adjourn the debate. Will you be completing your remarks?

MR BERRY: I will.


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