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Mr Berry: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. On Saturday, the Canberra Times said - I think I have the words correctly - that the Liberals owned the umpire. I think the reference was to you, sir. It seems to me to be a fairly serious thing to say in a newspaper. Do you think that is something that is worth responding to?

MR SPEAKER: Certainly. I am not aware of the matter to which you refer, Mr Berry, but I will be happy to take it up with the Clerk.


Papers and Ministerial Statement

MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present, pursuant to section 216A of the Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991, a statement which details the leases granted in the quarter ending 31 December 1994. I also present the schedule of lease variations for the period 1 October 1994 to 31 December 1994. I ask for leave to make a short statement.

Leave granted.

MR HUMPHRIES: I thank members. The Land (Planning and Environment) Act 1991 requires a schedule of leases that were issued by direct grant during a quarter to be tabled in the Assembly. Members will also recall that in August of last year the former Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning, Mr Wood, undertook to advise the Assembly of all lease variations approved by the department. I am very pleased to say that I will continue to provide the Assembly with this information. A record of all new leases and applications to vary crown leases is available for public inspection at the shopfront of the Department of the Environment, Land and Transport at the John Overall Offices.



MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, pursuant to section 6 of the Subordinate Laws Act 1989, I present Supreme Court (Remuneration and Allowances) Regulations, No. 14 of 1995, made pursuant to the Supreme Court Act.

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