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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 31 May 1995) . . Page.. 676 ..


Mr Hird: Okay. I apologise, Mr Speaker.

Ms Follett: I will table again the documents that Mr Humphries has already tabled.

MR SPEAKER: Do not bother, Ms Follett. We have copies of them.

Mr Hird: As long as we have a copy of them.

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, under standing order 46, I would also like to make a personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: Yes; proceed.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I have listened with interest to Ms Follett's remarks about the brief that she received in January 1995 and the advertisement in the Canberra Times. I will advise the house that I had been led to believe that the attitude of the previous Government was different from the one which Ms Follett has indicated to us now. I fully accept the explanation which Ms Follett has given. I have not seen the annotation, but I will look at it in a moment. I am sure that it does say what she says that it says. It is clear that she did indicate in writing that the Government - or she, as Chief Minister - did not view Gungahlin as an unattractive option for the home for DELP. I withdraw any suggestion I made in the course of my remarks today in question time that she had changed her personal position on that matter, and I apologise to her for those remarks that I made. I also accept that she was not aware of the advertisements in the Canberra Times and did not approve of them. Mr Speaker, I do have some questions of my own to ask some officers.

ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURE - STANDING COMMITTEE

Referral of Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Bill 1995

MR MOORE (5.27): Mr Speaker, I seek leave to move a motion concerning the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Bill 1995.

Leave granted.

MR MOORE: I move:

That notwithstanding the provisions of standing order 174:

(1) the Legislative Assembly (Broadcasting of Proceedings) Bill 1995 be referred to the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in November; and


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