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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 02 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 February 2010) . . Page.. 461 ..


“Because we had not revealed the TOC and we were using it. There were still negotiations with the Bulk Water Alliance.” What it boils down to is, “I said something which I knew to be wrong because it was not convenient.”

Mr Stanhope: That’s not what he says. That’s the subject of inquiry.

MRS DUNNE: That is my summation of what it says. I make no apologies for that, Mr Speaker. We have to look into this matter to see the extent to which the committee has been misled and what we, as an Assembly, do to address this issue. To ensure that this does not happen again we must send the message that committees cannot be lied to. That is what this inquiry is about today. This inquiry is about ensuring the operation of this institution—that this institution operates appropriately and for the benefit of the people of the ACT. If Jon Stanhope does not want to get to the bottom of this, he has sent a clear message. The Labor doctrine, in the words of that great old Labor stalwart, is “anything goes”. Anything will go if we do not address this issue.

MR SPEAKER: The question is that Mrs Dunne’s motion, as amended, be agreed to.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee

Scrutiny report 19

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra): I present the following report:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee (performing the duties of a Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation Committee)—Scrutiny Report 19, dated 22 February 2010, together with the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I seek leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: Scrutiny report 19 contains the committee’s comments on four bills, 49 pieces of subordinate legislation and seven government responses. The report was circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Health, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee

Report 2

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (11.45): I present the following report:

Health, Community and Social Services—Standing Committee—Report 2—Access to primary health care services, dated 17 February 2010, together with a copy of the extracts of the relevant minutes of proceedings.

I move:

That the report be noted.


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