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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 4 Hansard (1 April) . . Page.. 1607..


MR CORNWELL (continuing):

Privileges Committee report. I will limit my remarks to some comments that Mrs Cross made in relation to my statements in the privileges debate on 18 November.

The earlier privileges report of 18 November against Minister Corbell was clear cut. It referred to a refusal by the minister to provide answers to an Assembly committee. However, the difference between that report and the one that we debated this morning was that the Liberal representative dissented from the recommendations relating to Mr Corbell. Crucially, the dissent related to the words "that no further action be taken". It is interesting that this led to Mrs Cross's moving an amendment to that motion of contempt, to change the criticism to the words "grave concern".

That was the amendment that was also suggested today for the motion against Mrs Dunne, but that was opposed by Mrs Cross. So, when we talk about inconsistencies, we should understand that they lie with somebody else rather than my good self.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 11.25 pm until Tuesday, 4 May 2004, at 10.30 am.


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