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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 05 Hansard (Wednesday, 23 August 1995) . . Page.. 1343 ..


MR SPEAKER: Order! Minister, I would remind you that under standing order 117(c) questions shall not ask Ministers for a legal opinion.

Ms Follett: I have not asked for one.

MR SPEAKER: The Leader of the Opposition did not ask for a legal opinion, but I simply remind you of that.

Ms Follett: I asked for a name.

MR STEFANIAK: I think you might recall from yesterday, Ms Follett, that the Government Solicitor, who I understand is part of the Attorney-General's office, in the course of this matter gave advice to the chief executive officer which was discussed with me. It seemed to be sensible advice. It refers to part, I understand - - -

Ms Follett: You said that you sought advice.

Ms McRae: You said it. Do not mislead.

MR STEFANIAK: That is what the paper said. I think if you have a look - - -

Ms McRae: Check the Hansard, Minister. Read it carefully.

MR STEFANIAK: I am reading it carefully because I certainly would not want to do that.

Mr Berry: You are up to the knees. You will be up to the neck shortly.

MR STEFANIAK: I doubt it.

Mr Berry: Which one was it?

MR STEFANIAK: Which of you was it? Yes, indeed.

Mr Connolly: They are looking hungry on the backbench, Bill.

MR STEFANIAK: That is nice.

Mr Berry: This is quicksand.

MR STEFANIAK: This is quicksand, yes. You know all about that, Wayne.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Minister, would you like to revisit the matter when you have had a chance to look at the Hansard, so that we can move on with questions?

Mr Wood: Come on; this is unheard of.

MR STEFANIAK: It is not unheard of.


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