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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2486 ..

MR BERRY (12.14 am): Mr Speaker, this would have to be the first parliament anywhere in the Westminster system where the Opposition takes the blame for what the Government does.

Mr De Domenico: And we like it that way.

MR BERRY: Yes. What a joke!

Mr Moore: That is minority government, Wayne. You have some power and you will not use it.

MR BERRY: We have all heard about that well-known technique - it has been discussed here tonight - of saying the lie over and over again until one convinces other people out there in the community that what one says is true. We know who the well-known person was who devised that technique. It was a Mr Goebbels, I think. But, Mr Moore, you have even given up - - -

Mr Moore: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. I believe you have ruled on that this evening.

MR BERRY: No, I have not - - -

MR SPEAKER: I did not rule on that. Mr Berry referred to a person.

MR BERRY: I have not tied it to anybody.

MR SPEAKER: No, it was not a reflection on anybody here. Continue, Mr Berry.

MR BERRY: I say to Mr Moore: Do not try that on the community, because you will never convince them with the argument you tried to put this evening. You might be naive enough to convince yourself; but, even to convince yourself of what you are on about, I think you will have to say it a few more times yet. What you are going on with is a lot of nonsense, and you know it.

Mr Hird: Yes, as you are.

MR BERRY: There are enough people down that end of the room to prop up a Liberal government; you do not need our help. You are not doing a bad job.

Mr Hird: Mate, I can tell you now that you are going on with nonsense. Lay off him.


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