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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 11 Hansard (19 October) . . Page.. 3267..


MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I have the list of details here if members want to pursue it, but it is certainly not the first time Mr Hargreaves has got it wrong. And right from the start - - -

MR SPEAKER: I said it is out of order.

MR SMYTH: Right from the start there has been this constant litany of mistakes from Mr Hargreaves.

Bruce Operations Pty Ltd

MR KAINE: Mr Speaker, my question, through you, is to the Chief Minister. I refer to the question that I asked the Chief Minister last week about Bruce Operations Pty Ltd. In her rather flip response - as often she does when she gives a flip response - she, presumably inadvertently, misled the house to the extent that later she had to write to me and to all the other members to correct her answer. I seek leave to incorporate that response in Hansard, Mr Speaker.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows:

Mr Trevor Kaine MLA

ACT Legislative Assembly

London Circuit

CANBERRA ACT 2601

Dear Mr Kaine

Earlier today, in answer to your question during Question Time regarding Bruce Operations Pty Ltd (BOPL), I stated that BOPL was registered in the ACT.

My answer was based upon advice provided to me by the Department of Treasury and Infrastructure. However, I have now been informed that the registration is in fact still in Victoria.

I am advised that the Department had already issued instructions to change the place of registration of BOPL to the ACT but that these instructions had not yet been complied with. However, the registration is in the process of being transferred.


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