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I will take a moment to respond to the only negative comment that has been made so far - the comment by the Chief Minister in referring to my “Machiavellian antics” over committees.
Mr Humphries: The Opposition Leader.
MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, you can see that I still have problems in adjusting to that, despite the way I voted. I would like to respond to the comment made by the Opposition Leader about - to use her words - my Machiavellian antics with the committees. What we heard there represented the same thing as Labor presented to the community, and that was their incredible arrogance.
MR OSBORNE: Mr Speaker, I ask for leave to make a statement.
MR OSBORNE: First of all, I congratulate Mrs Carnell on her appointment today, and also Rosemary. I would like to inform the Assembly that I will be taking my seat very much as an Independent.
MS TUCKER: I ask for leave to make a statement.
MS TUCKER: I wish to inform the Assembly that I shall be taking my seat in the Assembly, with Lucy, for the ACT Greens. I would also like to say that our decision to allow Mrs Carnell to work as Chief Minister is by no means an endorsement of the Liberal policies. We intend to work in this place issue by issue. We also look forward, quite probably, to working on many occasions with Labor in opposition and with the other Independents. We welcome the Liberals’ commitment to open government, and we look forward to working with them in that way. As to the Machiavellian tactics on committees, we have just had our first experience of how decisions regarding chairs of committees work. I do not know whether “Machiavellian” is the word, but numbers seem to be very important. So we look forward to discovering more about how these things work.
MS HORODNY: I seek leave to make a statement.
MS HORODNY: I wish to inform the Assembly that I shall be taking my seat in the Assembly, with Kerrie, as a member of the ACT Greens. I would like to say that we both feel very honoured and very happy to be part of this Third Assembly, and we look forward to having, in conjunction with the community, strong input into changes that benefit Canberrans as well as the Canberran landscape.