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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 7 Hansard (17 October) . . Page.. 1761 ..

Mr Berry: But you were still the Minister.

MR HUMPHRIES: I am still the Minister, and the fact is that such complaints will be made from time to time - - -

Mr Berry: Perhaps you should have stood down.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Continue, Mr Humphries. It is getting late in the day.

MR HUMPHRIES: Such complaints will be made from time to time, sometimes for malicious reasons. It is interesting that before the election people opposite would not have believed a word Ms Spier said. If she had said the sky is blue, they would have looked up to see what colour it was. Now, afterwards, apparently it is a different story. But that is another matter altogether. Mr Speaker, Mr Green has upheld his office with the highest level of integrity. I have absolutely no doubt that he will continue to deal with complaints under the Electoral Act without fear or favour. It is quite scandalous for people trying to make a point on a clause in this Bill to suggest, in effect, that corruption of some kind is occurring.

Clause agreed to.

Question put:

That this Bill be agreed to.

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 11	 NOES, 6

Mrs Carnell	Mr Berry
Mr Cornwell	Mr Connolly
Mr De Domenico	Ms Follett
Mr Hird		Ms McRae
Ms Horodny	Mr Whitecross
Mr Humphries	Mr Wood
Mr Kaine
Mr Moore
Mr Osborne
Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker
Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to.

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