Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 9 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 3300..
Ayes 11 Noes 6 Mr Berry Ms MacDonald Mrs Burke Mr Corbell Mr Quinlan Mr Cornwell Mrs Cross Mr Stanhope Mrs Dunne Ms Dundas Ms Tucker Mr Pratt Ms Gallagher Mr Wood Mr Smyth Mr Hargreaves Mr StefaniakQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
Amendment agreed to.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.
MR PRATT: Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation under standing order 46. I claim to have been misrepresented by Mr Corbell in the debate just concluded.
MR SPEAKER: Please proceed.
MR PRATT: Mr Corbell claimed that I had called for a 26.5 per cent pay rise for teachers, and he was very specific about that. I said no such thing. He misrepresented what I said. Mr Speaker, my personal explanation is that in supporting the teachers case I said to the media that the government had to strive to achieve parity with other jurisdictions. I also said that I did not know whether the government could match New South Wales, but it had to try. In his haste to misrepresent, Mr Corbell has tripped up again. Thank God-
MR SPEAKER: Mr Pratt, stick to the personal explanation, please.
MR PRATT: Okay, Mr Speaker. He has misrepresented what I said and that, again, reflects on his inability to be careful about the detail of what he is talking about.
MR SPEAKER: It is not about Mr Corbell; it is about you, Mr Pratt.
Alcohol and other drugs task force-availability of consultant's report
MS TUCKER (5.26): I move:
That this Assembly calls on the Government to ensure that, by the end of this week, the consultant's report to the ACT Alcohol and Other Drugs Taskforce on the ACT Alcohol and Other Drugs Taskforce Consultation is made available to everyone who participated, in line with one of the basic principles of public consultation: that the results of consultation need to be available to all participants.
Members may recall how the alcohol and other drugs task force was set up. A public meeting was held in the Assembly about a year ago-I cannot remember exactly-at the