Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 1 Hansard (22 February) . . Page.. 222 ..
MR HUMPHRIES (Attorney-General) (4.44): Mr Speaker, I do not know what to say about this. We have these petty kinds of actions by Mr Berry all the time. People are not stupid. They can see what the tactic of this Opposition is. It is to take points of order, it is to make personal attacks, it is to cast insinuations and aspersions of a personal nature, it is to make points of this kind on the floor of the place. The argument is as thin as a wafer, Mr Speaker, and I do not think the Assembly should entertain it. I would suggest that Mr Berry put the matter to a vote.
That the motion (Mr Berry's) be agreed to.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 6 NOES, 9 Mr Berry Mrs Carnell Ms Follett Mr Cornwell Ms McRae Mr De Domenico Mr Osborne Ms Horodny Mr Whitecross Mr Humphries Mr Wood Mr Kaine Mr Moore Mr Stefaniak Ms TuckerQuestion so resolved in the negative.
MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, during question time I said that I would provide copies of the three offers to the three unions involved today. They are here to be tabled.
Debate resumed from 7 December 1995, on motion by Mrs Carnell:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
MS FOLLETT (Leader of the Opposition) (4.49): I think Mr Humphries is going to be disappointed here on two counts. First of all, we have actually got to his legislation. I am sure that he was hoping to spin it out for another week, to pad out an otherwise absolutely empty Government business program for these sittings. I am also going to disappoint him because the Labor Opposition will be agreeing with it, and I am sure that that is not what he wanted.