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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 8 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 2028..


MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (3.27): Mr Speaker, on that issue, Ms McRae asked a question which, in a sense, contained inferences about two people. It inferred that Mr Hird had given unreliable evidence before a Federal government committee of some kind and it inferred that I had been corrupt in some way in bringing forward to this house legislation to change the arrangements for registration of auctioneers. There were two components of it. The issue that Mr Kaine raised with you under standing order 57 related only to the second matter, not to the question of Mr Hird. Mr Kaine did not ask for that matter to be referred to you. It is the question of the inference on me that was asked to be taken up. The documents Ms Follett has relate only to the allegations about Mr Hird. The matter raised with you has not been to do with Mr Hird at all; it has been to do with me.

Mr Berry: You just do not want it tabled.

MR HUMPHRIES: It is irrelevant. Those documents are not all about me, are they?

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Berry's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10	 NOES, 7

Mr Berry	Mrs Carnell
Mr Connolly	Mr Cornwell
Ms Follett	Mr De Domenico
Ms Horodny	Mr Hird
Ms McRae	Mr Humphries
Mr Moore	Mr Kaine
Mr Osborne	Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker
Mr Whitecross
Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, I table the two documents.

Mr Kaine: Mr Speaker, the Leader of the Opposition sought leave to table documents, which I did not agree to. We then moved for the suspension of standing orders.


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