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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Tuesday, 16 March 2010) . . Page.. 820 ..


Assembly. Obviously he had that information, because he gave a version of it in the Assembly. He also gave a version of it to the media.

The other thing we have to know is that this minister’s office was directly approached by Ms Porter’s office, possibly in late December but definitely on 15 January. I seek leave to table a document.

Leave granted.

MRS DUNNE: I table the following document:

Commonwealth Home Insulation Scheme—Copy of email from Andrew Hunter, Senior Adviser, Office of Mary Porter, AM, MLA, to Andrew Butters and Ashley King, dated 15 January 2010.

I will read it for members. It is from Ms Porter’s senior adviser and it is to various staff in Mr Corbell’s office. It says:

I am following up on a constituent issue. I believe that Charles—

who is in Ms Porter’s office—

has contacted a DLO in your office in regards to …

Then there is a blank. It continues:

Charles is currently away …

The adviser says that he is unsure of what has happened in relation to this inquiry. The email goes on:

The constituent is keen to receive a response.

It says that he “was contracted to replace the yellow batts in her ceiling under the Feds’ Home Insulation Scheme” and “is extremely disappointed with the level of service provided”. It goes on:

The relevant Federal office says that no contractor by that name on the Government’s register.

By consequence, this may be an issue for Police? I’m not sure, so it would be great to get advice—

so that Ms Porter can get back to her constituency.

This was a matter that in January this year was taken directly to Mr Corbell’s office. The complaint was about whether the person had bona fides and the quality of the insulation that was installed.

Again, the minister tried to minimise the facts. These issues came directly to his office from a member of his own party. He came into the Assembly and he lied when he said


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