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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2382..


MR HUMPHRIES: The reality is that, although members in this place are unhappy with the form of our budget, nonetheless they are not prepared to take the ultimate step of defeating the budget, either in whole or in part, and voting the Government out of office.

Mr Berry: Those down there are the ones that are voting against it, not us.

MR HUMPHRIES: No, I am talking to you.

Mr Berry: Yes, but we are not going to vote against it; they are.

MR HUMPHRIES: You are going to vote against it.

Mr Berry: The budget, yes; but they are going to vote against this motion.

MR HUMPHRIES: Yes, you are. You are not listening. You are going to vote against the budget because you know that you will fail.

Mr Berry: Yes, but we are going to vote for your motion.

Ms Follett: Mr Speaker, on a point of order: I suggest that if Mr Humphries has run out of things to talk about on his own motion we should put it.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I commend this motion to the house.

Question put:

That the amendment (Mr Moore's) be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 4	 	NOES, 13

Ms Horodny	Mr Berry
Mr Moore	Mrs Carnell
Mr Osborne	Mr Connolly
Ms Tucker	Mr Cornwell
		Mr De Domenico
		Ms Follett
		Mr Hird
		Mr Humphries
		Mr Kaine
		Ms McRae
		Mr Stefaniak
		Mr Whitecross
		Mr Wood
Question so resolved in the negative.


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