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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 2 Hansard (9 March) . . Page.. 556..


MR MULCAHY: Yes. The last bit, Mr Speaker, is that the comments in relation to the government relying on anecdotal evidence, which has since been established as not correct, was based on information provided by the Treasurer's chief of staff to my office.

MR PRATT (Brindabella): Mr Speaker, under standing order 46 I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: Do you claim to have been misrepresented, Mr Pratt?

MR PRATT: Yes, indeed, Mr Speaker. Today in question time, in relation to charges about these criminal activities, the minister said that I had not tabled very much or all the information or I had only obtained the one piece of information or words to that effect. That is not correct. I have been misled. The six conversations or briefings that I had in investigating those circumstances resulted in one reasonably complex note. That note was tabled yesterday, as required.

Papers

Mr Quinlan presented the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to subsection 47 (3)-Financial Management (Guarantee by the Territory) Approval 2006 (No 1)-Canberra Racing Club Inc, dated 6 March 2006.

Mr Corbell presented the following paper:

Petition which does not confirm with the standing orders-Teddybears childcare centre-Mrs Dunne (53 signatures).

Economic white paper implementation

Ministerial statement

MR QUINLAN (Molonglo---Treasurer, Minister for Economic Development and Business, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Minister for Racing and Gaming) (3:14): I ask leave of the Assembly to make a ministerial statement concerning the economic white paper implementation.

Leave granted.

MR QUINLAN: Not long ago we passed the second anniversary of the release of the government's 2003 economic white paper. Each year I have provided the Assembly with a report on the implementation progress. This year I would like to slightly broaden my pitch beyond the economic white paper and provide you with some parting observations about the shape of business and economic development in the territory, what the government and business community have achieved by working together and what I hope will be achieved in the years ahead.

The white paper is the first leg of a comprehensive planning process undertaken by the Stanhope government in its first term. It also represented the first comprehensive


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