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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 8 Hansard (25 October) . . Page.. 2057 ..

Mr Berry: There is no alliance like the last alliance.

Ms Follett: It is a recurring nightmare, Trevor.

Mr Kaine: I am speaking to my point of order, Mr Speaker. May I continue without being interrupted?


Mr Kaine: There is clearly no alliance. There is a strong Liberal government. There are two people at least in this place who have the good sense to support most, not all, of the initiatives that the Government is taking in the interests of good government. If I keep this up I will use up all Mr Berry's time. I suggest, Mr Speaker, that Mr Berry needs to think very carefully before he makes these kinds of assertions, because he is sailing pretty close to the wind.

MR BERRY: In closing, we stand as representatives of the Ginninderra electorate in defence of those important public facilities which are at risk because of the action of the alliance that holds this Government together.

Crossbench Members

MR MOORE (5.08): I cannot help myself, Mr Speaker. It is very interesting, Mr Speaker, that whenever somebody is in opposition and things do not go quite their way they always point to the crossbenches and say, "You are just the running mates". It used to be said that we were the running mates of Labor. Then we were the running mates of the Liberals, or in alliance with the Liberals or whatever. So it will go on, Mr Speaker. It is very pleasing to me. I have discussed this with Paul Osborne and the Greens. We are hated at some stage by the Government and we are hated at other stages by the Opposition. Today it is the Opposition's turn.

Carnell Government

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister) (5.09): Mr Speaker, I think there is some chance that Mr Berry gave the Assembly the wrong impression when he spoke before about a government that was cobbled together or was some form of alliance. I would like to remind Mr Berry of the election results. The Liberal Party got 43 per cent of the vote and the Labor Party got only 30 per cent, which tended to indicate to me that the community supported us.

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