Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2357 ..
MR WOOD: I do not have any difficulty with the Government stating what its policies are; but this document, paid for in significant measure by the ACT taxpayer, is stating what Liberal policies are. Will you see in the future that you do not fall into that grievous error?
MR DE DOMENICO: I will answer that supplementary question by saying that, as hard as Mr Wood and his colleagues seem to want to fight about it, Mr Speaker, on 18 February over 40 per cent of the people in the ACT - - -
Mr Berry: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. Could you draw the Minister's attention to the issue of relevance, as required by the standing orders.
MR SPEAKER: I think Mr De Domenico is coming rapidly to the point.
MR DE DOMENICO: I thank Mr Berry for his advice, Mr Speaker. The day I start taking advice from Mr Berry is the day that we - - -
Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I drew the matter to your attention. It is not for me to - - -
MR SPEAKER: I have said that I am sure that Mr De Domenico is drawing rapidly to relevancy. I asked him to do so.
MR DE DOMENICO: I will, Mr Speaker. As hard as members opposite do not want to believe it, Mr Speaker, on 18 February over 40 per cent of the people in this Territory voted for the Liberal Party. That was the question, Mr Speaker.
Mr Berry: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. I draw your attention to the point of order I raised with you a moment ago and upon which you ruled. Would you please draw that to Mr De Domenico's attention.
MR SPEAKER: I have asked Mr De Domenico to answer the question. He is demonstrating the relevancy of what he is saying and he is rapidly coming to the point. In fact, I think he had reached it when you got to your feet.
MR DE DOMENICO: Exactly. Mr Wood asked about the Liberal Party, Mr Speaker. Mr Wood would know that the Government elected on that day happens to be a Liberal Party government.
Mr Wood: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. My point of order is simply that Mr De Domenico need not answer. The Chief Minister nodded agreement with what I said and has overridden her deputy.
MR DE DOMENICO: You do not like the answer, do you? You do not like to hear the reality or the fact.
MR SPEAKER: Order! There is no point of order.