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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 10 Hansard (7 December) . . Page.. 2808 ..

MRS CARNELL (continuing):

In fact, interestingly, I do not actually get the recommendations at this point in time. Any implication or imputation that somehow this was my document, or any implication that I was somehow implementing a recommendation at this stage, was simply a misleading of this Assembly and of those listening.

MR CONNOLLY: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to table the second page of that document, which shows that these drafts were agreed to at the management meeting held on 15 November 1995.

Mrs Carnell: I also was not at that.

MR CONNOLLY: The management meeting of your department. Again we have blown the whistle on your sneakiness.

Leave granted.

MRS CARNELL: I seek leave to make another personal explanation.

MR SPEAKER: Certainly.

Mr Berry: This could go on all day.

MRS CARNELL: It could, because, interestingly, I also am not present at management meetings. In the end, certainly, the implementation of Booz Allen will be approved by me and my office; but Mr Connolly said categorically that this was my document, that I was party to it, and that is simply not the case. I have also said that, yes, these were recommendations of Booz Allen, and yes, we are looking at them. We are; but to suggest they were my documents and somehow I had misled is simply untrue.

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I would like to make a personal explanation. Mrs Carnell has tried to point out that this chamber - - -

Mr De Domenico: Under what standing order?

MR SPEAKER: Is this under standing order 46?

MR BERRY: Yes, indeed.

MR SPEAKER: What is your personal explanation?

MR BERRY: In relation to this matter, it was everybody's fault but her own.

MR SPEAKER: Order! There is no personal explanation. You are out of order. Resume your seat.

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