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Mr Speaker, the amendment raises some important issues; but, to pass it, even after I have given those undertakings, I think, dignifies a motion which is really quite insulting to the value of the Assembly's work and time. I would ask members of the Greens to consider withdrawing this amendment, to let the process that I have indicated take its course and to join with us in rejecting this very silly motion.

MS HORODNY (11.32): Mr Speaker, I am happy to withdraw the amendment, given that Mr Humphries has made that undertaking, and I will be keeping a close eye on the progress of it.

MR SPEAKER: You are seeking leave to withdraw your amendment?


MR SPEAKER: Is leave granted?

Mr Berry: No. I would like to see it voted on. It has to be voted on.

MR SPEAKER: I heard only one voice.

Mr Berry: I will withdraw that.

MR SPEAKER: Very well.

Amendment (Ms Horodny’s), by leave, withdrawn.

MR BERRY (11.33), in reply: Mr Moore said that he would accept the undertakings given by Mr Humphries, and so he would be prepared to vote against the motion. I remind Mr Moore that a little while ago there was the same exclamation from him about receiving undertakings from the Chief Minister about the Acton-Kingston land swap, and, regrettably, he was misled. The Chief Minister had to come back into the chamber and point out to Mr Moore that what she had, in fact, said in the Assembly was wrong, and she had to correct her position. I trust that Mr Humphries will not have to come back to the chamber and say the same thing.

I also note that Mr Moore was speaking on behalf of Mr Osborne. I would just like to say to Mr Osborne that Mr Moore often spoke on behalf of Ms Szuty, and she is not here any more. So, there is a bit of a message in that. Do not be mesmerised by Mr Moore. I warn you.

Mr Osborne: I will be around a bit longer, Wayne.

Mr Moore: In your dreams, Wayne.

MR BERRY: Well, call the roll. Ms Szuty has gone.

Mr Moore: No; I meant about Mr Osborne.

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