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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 November 2005) . . Page.. 4451 ..


The issues around whether or not the recommendation should be agreed to would be something that I and the government will be considering. But it is ignoring the facts to a gross degree to say that they are doing my bidding. Look at the recommendation, Mrs Dunne. They disagree with the variation I have put to them. It clearly shows she has not read the report because, if she had read the report, she would know that that is in there.

In passing, can I just say that for Mrs Dunne to use a piece of correspondence left on the photocopier, clearly the property of another member, and not return it to that member shows the sort of person she is and shows us the conduct she is prepared to get up to in this place. She knows that that correspondence belongs to someone else. She has chosen not to return it; she has chosen not to bring it to their attention; instead, she has chosen to use it for political means. That says a lot about Mrs Dunne and, unfortunately, the Liberal Party in this place.

Motion (by Dr Foskey) proposed:

That the debate be now adjourned.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 7

Noes 8

Mrs Burke

Mr Pratt

Mr Berry

Mr Hargreaves

Mrs Dunne

Mr Seselja

Mr Corbell

Ms MacDonald

Dr Foskey

Mr Stefaniak

Ms Gallagher

Ms Porter

Mr Mulcahy

Mr Gentleman

Mr Quinlan

Question so resolved in the negative.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): Mr Speaker, I seek leave, under standing order 47, to speak again, to explain where I have been misquoted and misunderstood.

MR SPEAKER: There are standing orders 46 and 47.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: In his response, Mr Corbell claimed that I had not read the report. Of course, part of the problem is that, because the government will not allow these things to be adjourned—

MR SPEAKER: I am not going to allow this to be used at a second speech, introducing new material. You must stick to the facts of the matter.

MRS DUNNE: Yes, I am trying to stick to the facts of the matter. Mr Corbell said that I had not read the report. I did not at any stage claim that I had read the report.

MR SPEAKER: Indeed!


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