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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 654..


MR QUINLAN (continuing):

information relating to greenhouse gas emissions on consumer bills. The greenhouse gas emission information will be based on a national greenhouse coefficient factor.

Bus tender

MR CORBELL: In question time yesterday Mrs Dunne asked me a question about the bus tender being conducted by ACTION. I have the following information for Mrs Dunne.

Approval to proceed to a select tender was granted by the chief executive of ACTION (Mr Guy Thurston), deputy chief executive (Mr Peter Walsh) and the ACTION manager of engineering services (Mr John Fisher). This approval was based on a two-year process of identification of suitable buses that were available on existing government contracts. It is the same process the previous government embarked upon in deciding to procure buses for the SSTS scheme. The process and the tender arrangements have been endorsed by ACT Procurement Solutions, the ACT Government Solicitor's Office and the ACT Procurement Board.

Personal explanation

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition): Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement under standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Leave is granted, Mr Smyth.

MR SMYTH: Yesterday Mr Quinlan pointed out that the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the appropriation bill had misquoted him. Upon checking, I find that that is correct. The misquotation was a transcription error in drafting the report. There was no intention on the part of the committee to misrepresent the Treasurer. On behalf of the committee and for myself, I apologise to the Treasurer for that mistake.

Chief Minister

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition): I seek leave to move a motion censuring the Chief Minister.

Leave not granted.

Suspension of standing and temporary orders

MR SMYTH (Leader of the Opposition) (4.01): I move:

That so much of the standing and temporary orders be suspended as would prevent Mr Smyth moving a motion of censure of the Chief Minister.

Mr Speaker, several times over the last couple of days, particularly in question time today and during debates today, the Chief Minister has constantly and deliberately misrepresented me and the position of the opposition. He has done it on two issues. The first is Mr McLeod and our views on him. The second is what Mr Stanhope sees as an


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